This fabulous walking weekend in northwest Mayo takes place over the Easter weekend in early April 2021, in a land dominated by the North Atlantic. The barony of Erris occupies this far corner of Mayo – a spectacular landscape of Atlantic blanket bog, high sea cliffs, low-lying peninsulas and seemingly never-ending beaches.
Day One : Arrival and dinner in Belmullet, followed by drive to our excellent B&B at Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) and orientation.
Day Two : The truly wonderful cliff-top walk at An Ceathrú Thaidhg, in the far corner of NW Mayo. We follow that with a second, shorter stroll on Erris Head’s beautiful cliff-top walk.
Day Three : Out on the wonderful, evocative Iniskea Islands, deserted since the 1930s and now home to seabirds and wildlife (subject to weather).
Day Four : Walking The Mullet peninsula, with its fabulous beaches and views to take the breath away. Visits along the way to a tiny ruined medieval church in a stunning location and a holy well by the sea.
For this walking weekend, we stay in one of the finest B&Bs on the Wild Atlantic Way, where we enjoy 3 B&B nights. It’s located right beside one of the best pubs in the West of Ireland.
The price includes three nights B&B, three packed lunches plus three dinners, along with full guiding throughout and the boat trip out to Iniskea. A magical weekend in west Mayo.
Watch out! This weekend takes place in early April, so please come prepared for all the weather the North Atlantic will throw at us!
Western Ocean Walking Weekend Prices & Reservation :
|Full Board B&B Accommodation in a double or twin room (total price for two persons)||€ 690|
|Full Board B&B Accommodation in a twin room (total price for one person)||€ 350|
|Full Board B&B Accommodation in a single room (€45 supplement on the shared price, above)||€ 395|
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Cong Woods History, Legends and Nature : Prices & Reservation (includes picnic lunch and taxi back) :
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Cong Woods History, Legends and Nature – A Guided Walk
This lovely gentle walk takes us between Cong in south County Mayo and Clonbur (An Fhairche) in neighbouring Galway. Dominated by great lakes and attractive woods, this is a beautiful place to take a gentle stroll through lovely nature.
Throughout high summer, this lovely walk abounds in wildflowers. Of particular interest are all the stunning orchids along the way.
Location : Start at Cong village, near Ballinrobe, south Mayo and finish at nearby Clonbur . The walk is entirely off-road on 14 km of forest trails.
Level : Easy. This is a one-way walk, with a taxi ride back to Cong afterwards (included). Having said that, you still need to be comfortable walking for up to 6 hours.
Walking Tour Duration : approx. 5 – 6 hours.
This walk from Cong to Clonbur is entirely flat, with no rises of any note. No matter what level of walker you are, this is a relaxing, gentle walk that you can comfortably take part in and enjoy. Just bring along water, snacks and your camera!
Learn more about where we will discover Cong woods history, legends and nature, from this post.
Here is a link to Cong’s Tourist Information Centre.
JOMO Weekend, three days of fabulous walking in northwest Mayo, takes place over the last weekend of June. The Mullet Peninsula occupies this far corner of Mayo – a spectacular landscape dominated by the wild North Atlantic, boasting high sea cliffs, low-lying field systems, seemingly never-ending beaches and stunning offshore islands.
For this JOMO Weekend – Joy of Missing Out – we get back to loving the landscape around us, enjoying our walks and chats and not feeling the need to Google everything … Your phone is your camera, but no longer your endless web browsing master!
Day One : Collection at Castlebar train station, drive to Béal an Mhuirthead (Belmullet) where we enjoy dinner, followed by continuation to our excellent B&B at Blacksod (An Fód Dubh).
Day Two : Boat trip out to the wonderful, evocative Iniskea South Island, deserted since the 1930s and now home to seabirds and wildlife. (5km loop walk)
Day Three : Walking The Mullet peninsula, with its fabulous beaches and views to take the breath away. Visits along the way to a ruined medieval abbey in a stunning location, a holy well by the sea and more. (20km linear walk)
Day Four : Having departed our B&B, we take in the wonderful cliff-top walk at Ceann Iorrais (Erris Head) on our way back to Castlebar. (5km loop walk)
For this walking weekend, we stay in one of the finest B&Bs on the Wild Atlantic Way, where we enjoy 3 B&B nights. It happens to be located right beside a great West of Ireland pub.
Price : Euro 395 per person sharing.
Included : Collection from and return to Castlebar train station, three nights B&B, three packed lunches, three dinners, along with full guiding throughout and the boat trip out to Iniskea. A magical weekend in Mayo!
Not included : Your return train trip to Castlebar, drinks and miscellaneous purchases.
Unfortunately, as there is only one B&B in Blacksod, of limited capacity, single room bookings are not available for this weekend.
To reserve JOMO Weekend :
Please email me on info[at]tourismpurewalking.com and I will send you the brochure plus account details for payment via bank transfer.