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Walking & Nature Tours
Walking Tours and Guided Walks
There are a series of 24 mapped walks in the area graded from easy to moderate, ranging in distance from 3 Km to 21 Km. These walks encompass the spectacular beauty of Erris and take in places of historical and natural importance.
Walking in Mayo
In conjunction with Tourism Pure¬†Walking Holidays we offer guided walks in Mayo that minimise our impact on the environment.
Western Ocean Walking Weekend in 2013
- August¬†2 thru August 5
These are three days of varied guided walking - from cliff top trail to¬†uninhabited offshore island to beaches, sand dunes and low-lying hills.
Day One : Cliff-top Trails:¬† A 4-hour stroll along a¬†beautiful cliff top walk at Ceathr√ļ Thaidhg is followed by a shorter (2 hr) walk along the trail at Erris Head.
Day Two - Iniskea Island: Iniskea South Island, off Mayo's western coast is uninhabited since the 1930's and a birdlife sanctuary. A 4 - 5 hour relaxed walk through history, with stunning Atlantic Ocean views, Grey Seals and many bird species, including Cormorant, Shag, Fulmar, Raven, Oystercatcher, etc.
Day Three - The Mullet Peninsula: A 4 hour stroll, along the beaches, sand dunes and low-lying hills¬†of this beautiful and remote part of Ireland's West. Great views in all directions and over the offshore islands.
Accommodation - Shared twin rooms in our environmentally conscious guesthouse, boasting geothermal heating and solar powered hot water. Full B & B, plus dinner¬†each day, plus packed lunch on each of the three walking days.
Cost: This three-night and three-day walking event¬†costs Euro 320 per person sharing twin or double rooms. Unfortunately, we cannot offer single bookings for this in-demand weekend.
Contact Hannah on +353 97 85004 or +353 86 2512965 or eMail me
Walking each day is on reasonably flat ground, with little gradient. However, Mayo can be wet and heavy underfoot, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Good hiking boots (preferably waterproof) and wet gear essential. More than that, a true love of the outdoors and enthusiasm for walking would be great !
A local guide is available in Blacksod with a fully licensed boat. It offers an opportunity to explore at first hand the beauty and rugged wilderness of Europe 's most Westerly point.
They can offer full and half day guided and unguided tours to the nearby islands to study and see the amazing diversity of wildlife which includes birds, seals, whales and dolphins.
Visit Iniskea Islands four miles west of the Mullet Peninsula where there was once a Bronze Age settlement a monastic settlement and a thriving fishing community.
The ruins of the old whaling station and the deserted village still remain. The islands have been uninhabited since 1936 and there is a unique opportunity to see undisturbed flora and fauna and bird life, it is a place of peaceful charm and tranquility.