Cycleway from Newport to Mulranny

Cycleway from Newport to Mulranny

I took a trip out yesterday to check on the progress of the cycleway / walkway from Newport to Mulranny that is currently under construction. The route follows the old Achill railway line for the most part, with only very short stretches not on the disused line.

Its total length is something like 18 km, with hopes that it can be further developed in both directions in the years to come, forward towards Achill and back towards Westport.

The track will be a truly great additon to Mayo’s tourism offer.

The track will take us through the Atlantic blanket bogs of West Mayo, affording stunning views of both Clew Bay’s many¬†little quiet inlets to the West and The Nephin Beg mountains and its lakes to the East. The first stage of the track ends just beyond Mulranny village, at the junction between the roads to Ballycroy and to Achill.

Here are just some photos I took yesterday to give you an idea of what this wonderful new amenity will offer. I’ll be walking its full length before the end of the year and will add new photos here as I do so.

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6 Responses to Cycleway from Newport to Mulranny

  • justo said on March 22, 2010 at 12:14:

    Hi. Thanks for the photos. Do you know the curent status of the track? I was thinking of heading there around Easter for a spin. Is it all surfaced?


    • tourismpure said on March 22, 2010 at 13:33:

      Many thanks for visiting this site.
      I’m cycling the track this Thursday and will revert with the latest update and some new photos by middle of next week. So be sure to check back here then.

  • jim rafferty said on June 8, 2011 at 15:51:


    I’ve been reading much aboiut this exciting walkway and I’m wondering if it’s completely open from Westport to Mulranny.

    As regard cycling this walkway can one rent bikes’ for the day.?

    I look forward to hearing from you.



  • shay mulhall said on December 26, 2014 at 13:10:

    can i find out about cycleway in mayo please

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