Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway: A Journey Through Ireland's Scenic Beauty

Explore Ireland's first greenway, the Great Western Greenway, a remarkable 44km trail carved out alongside the mesmerizing landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way in County Mayo.

Starting Point: The vibrant seaside town of Westport sets the tone for the trail. Rich in culture and bustling with activity, it's the perfect place to gear up for your journey.

Trail Highlights:

Panoramic Views: As you venture further, behold the stunning vistas of Clew Bay and Clare Island. And no view is quite as majestic as that of Croagh Patrick, the sacred mountain that has enthralled generations.

Historic Towns: The trail leads you through the picturesque towns of Newport and Mulranny. Each offers a unique blend of history, culture, and Irish charm.

Nephin’s Beauty: The trail's backdrop features the breathtaking Nephin Beg Mountains, a significant portion of which lies within the Wild Nephin National Park.

Nature's Tapestry: The diversity of the landscape ensures a fresh view at every turn – from boglands and woodlands to active farmlands. A paradise for nature lovers, the trail is rich in diverse wildlife and unique flora.

End of the Line: Your journey concludes at the tranquil Achill Sound, offering a serene end to a vibrant adventure.

A Trail for All: Designed originally as a railway line, the Greenway's mild gradients make it accessible for all, from avid cyclists to leisurely walkers.

Experience Ireland in its purest form, embracing the land's natural beauty, history, and culture, all while treading the path of the Great Western Greenway.