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Jun
2
Sun
2019
The Bangor Trail Long-Distance Hike @ Letterkeen Forest carpark, Co, Mayo, Ireland
Jun 2 @ 09:30 – 20:30

The Bangor Trail is a 26-km long trek through the wet boglands that skirt the Nephin Beg mountains of west Mayo.

Hiking this trail is a tough day out, with generally demanding underfoot conditions, although there is almost no climbing involved. The Trail is a centuries old drover’s track, for people bringing their north Mayo animals to the market town of Newport.

From Newport to Letterkeen, the Trail is unattractive, being mostly on tarmac surfaces. Our hike is entirely off-road and begins at the carpark of the Latterkeen plantation forest.

This is a wonderful day out in the wilds of County Mayo. You will feel the isolation of this most authentic of Irish hiking trails, as we cross expansive blanket bog systems towards Bangor Erris in the north.

Bangor Trail, Mayo

Location : Letterkeen Forest carpark, near Newport, County Mayo.

Level : Tough, but without any major steep sections.

Duration : 10  to 12 hours.

Walk Description : Leaving the carpark, we spend the first section on the popular Letterkeen Loop Walk, before leaving it to complete the rarely hiked full Bangor Trail, 26km of wet boggy underfoot conditions. This is an uninhabited area, where you can lose yourself in the vastness of west Mayo’s wilderness. We walk beneath Nephin Beg, Slieve Carr and Knocklettercuss, crossing the Tarsaghaunmore River, before emerging towards the village of Bangor Erris beyond. A truly unique and wonderful day’s hiking.

You absolutely must have fully waterproof hiking boots and should have waterproof trousers and jacket. If you have gaitors, bring them along! Bring a packed lunch and more food, plus loads of water.

The Bangor Trail Prices & Reservation :

Adult
Date :
€ 30
Younger Person of 13 to 18 years
Date :
€ 20

Having hit the ” Book Now!” button, please proceed to the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout.

This walk is not suitable for under 13 year olds!

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Iniskea North Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Iniskea North Island Guided Day Visit

Location : Blacksod Pier (An Fód Dubh), The Mullet peninsula, northwest Mayo.
Level : Easy
Duration : approx. 7 hours (pier to pier).
iniskea north island guided visit
Description :
This beautiful little island lies 4 km west of The Mullet peninsula, beyond Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead), but is some 12km and 1 hour from Blacksod pier. Abandoned since the 1930s, this tranquil spot is now home to seabirds and grey seals, ruined houses, early Christian remains, monuments and wildflowers.
The boat ride out is a pleasure in itself, as we look out for dolphins and more. Walking on the island is taking a step back in time, as we recount how the islanders once lived and what caused them to abandon their homes nearly a century ago. A trip to Iniskea is a truly fascinating, peaceful and memorable day out, filled with stories of the past.
Please allow around 90 minutes to get to Blacksod pier (signposted An Fód Dubh) from Castlebar, Westport or Ballina. You will drive through Bangor Erris and then Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead). The boat, which has a capacity of 12 passengers, leaves at 10.00 and typically returns to the pier around 17.00.
iniskea north island guided visit cross slab

Iniskea North Island – Prices, Reservation & Special Conditions (please read carefully)

Please note :

This day trip to Iniskea can be booked by pre-payment only, by using the PayPal system below. Payment is not accepted on the day of travel. Cancellations subsequent to payment having been made will not be entertained and will forfeit 100% of the payment. In the case of the trip being cancelled by Tourism Pure Walking Holidays however, either due to the boat captain’s decision regarding weather conditions or due to insufficient bookings, you will of course be refunded 100% of the charge incurred.

Adult
Date :
€ 50
Younger Person of 13 to 18 years
Date :
€ 30

Having hit the “Add to Cart” button, please proceed to the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout. Please provide your mobile phone number during the booking process, so you can be updated with the weather forecast and if the trip is going ahead, prior to the date.

This trip is not suitable for under 13 year olds!

Enjoy this video introducing you to The Mullet Peninsula of Northwest Mayo.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Iniskea South Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Iniskea South Island Guided Day Visit

Location : Blacksod Pier (An Fód Dubh), The Mullet peninsula, northwest Mayo.
Level : Easy
Duration : approx. 7 hours (pier to pier).
Iniskea south island guided visit
Description :
This beautiful little island lies 4 km west of The Mullet peninsula, beyond Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead). Abandoned since the 1930s, this tranquil spot is now home to seabirds and grey seals, ruined houses, wildflowers and the remains of its once thriving whaling station.
The 30 minute boat ride out is a pleasure in itself, as we look out for dolphins and more. Walking on the island is taking a step back in time, as we recount how the islanders once lived and what caused them to abandon their homes. A trip to Iniskea is a truly fascinating, peaceful and memorable day out, filled with stories of the past.
Please allow around 90 minutes to get to Blacksod pier (signposted An Fód Dubh) from Castlebar, Westport or Ballina. You will drive through Bangor Erris and then Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead). The boat, which has a capacity of 12 passengers, leaves at 10.00 and typically returns to the pier around 17.00.

Iniskea South Island – Prices, Reservation & Special Conditions (please read carefully)

Please note :

This day trip to Iniskea can be booked by pre-payment only, by using the PayPal system below. Payment is not accepted on the day of travel. Cancellations subsequent to payment having been made will not be entertained and will forfeit 100% of the payment. In the case of the trip being cancelled by Tourism Pure Walking Holidays however, either due to the boat captain’s decision regarding weather conditions or due to insufficient bookings, you will of course be refunded 100% of the charge incurred.

Adult
Date :
€ 50
Younger Person of 13 to 18 years
Date :
€ 30

Having hit the “Add to Cart” button, please proceed to the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout. Please provide your mobile phone number during the booking process, so you can be updated with the weather forecast and if the trip is going ahead, prior to the date.

This walk is not suitable for under 13 year olds!

Enjoy this video introducing you to The Mullet Peninsula of Northwest Mayo.

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Nephin Mountain Guided Hike @ Lahardane village.
Aug 31 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Nephin Mountain Guided Hike

Nephin is Connacht’s second highest mountain, offering superb views in all directions from its central location. A great day’s hillwalk.

Nephin Mountain Guided Hike

Nephin Mountain (806 m).

Location : Lahardane village, County Mayo.

Level : Difficult, as the entire ascent is pretty tough going.

Duration : 5 hours.

Nephin Mór Hillwalk Description :  Just outside the small village of Lahardane and towering above Lough Conn to 806m, Nephin is more a large mound than a pointed peak. Nevertheless, it offers lovely hillwalking, of around 4.5 to 5.5 hours duration. We will begin by traversing a plantation forest, before climbing the western edge of the great northern corrie. Our descent is by the eastern edge of the corrie, finishing by traversing the same plantation as before. In between, there is bog that can be quite wet, so be sure to have good waterproof hiking boots.

Given its central location in the county, Nephin is perhaps better known than its bigger brother, Mweelrea – Connacht’s highest mountain. Nephin commands a special place in the consciousness of all Mayo people, especially those from the north.

Come along and enjoy a great day’s hillwalk up the mountain. Reaching the top is a great feeling and the views, when it’s clear, are wonderful. Look out across Loughs Conn and Cullin, the Nephin Beg mountain range to the west, Croagh Patrick beyond and, if you’re lucky, as far as Slieve League in county Donegal.

Do please let me know by e-mail, contact form or phone, on 086_ – 8318748, if you’d like to join, as numbers are limited for this mountain hike.

This event tends to run three times each year, in late May, late July and late August.

Essential gear : This is a mountain hike. Please bring waterproof clothing and hiking boots, woolly hat, gloves, sun cream, food and water. Bring several layers of upper body clothing, so you can add on or peel off as required. Irrespective of the time of year or general weather, it is cold on the top of Nephin, so please come prepared. Under no circumstances will you be allowed to climb if you do not have proper hiking footwear and appropriate gear.

Nephin Mountain Guided Hike – Prices & Reservation

Choose your preferred date from the drop-down menu below. Please note that cancellations within one week of the event date will not receive a refund.

Adult
Date :
€ 15

Having hit the “Add to Cart” button, please proceed to the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout.

This hillwalk is not suitable for under 16 year olds!