Achill Island Walks - Enjoy two lowland hikes on the Wild Atlantic Way

Achill Island Walks (No Mountains)

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Achill Island
Co. Mayo

Achill Island Walks, with no Mountain Climbing

Location : Achill Island, West Mayo.
Level : Easy / Moderate.
Duration : Approx. 7 hours (first walk is 3.5hrs, second walk 2.5hrs, plus some rambling around).
Achill Island WalkscDeserted Village
Description :
Achill Island is Ireland’s largest offshore island, though linked by a bridge. [Or as Achill people say, “Ireland is Achill’s largest offshore island”]
While many would associate hiking on the island with Slievemore and the magnificent 688m high sea cliffs at Croaghaun (Europe’s second highest, after the Faroe Islands), there are other lovely places to walk, without any steep climbing required.
Our day along this wonderful part of the Wild Atlantic Way will consist of two easy to moderate hikes, with lunch in a café/bar (not included in price) and some interesting site visits in our cars in between. This jaunt between our walks will bring us to some of the most magnificent stretches of the Wild Atlantic Way, where splendid photo opportunities abound.
On our morning hike (linear; 8km; 3.5hrs), we will visit a megalithic tomb, the Deserted Village and prehistoric houses, as well as enjoying wonderful sea views and historical curiosities.
After lunch and a visit to a superb promontory fort perched on a magnificent stretch of Achill’s rugged coastline, our afternoon walk is a 7km loop that will take us 2.5 hours and, once again, offer us great sea views.

Achill Island Walks – Prices & Reservations

Please note that cancellations within one week of the event date will not receive a refund.

Date :
€ 20
Younger Person of 13 to 18 years
Date :
€ 10

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 details, prior to the date.

This walk is not suitable for under 13 year olds!

Achill Island Tourism

Learn more about Achill Island in general from the local tourism website.


2 Responses to Achill Island Walks (No Mountains)

  • Sinead Flood said on May 23, 2019 at 13:35:

    Hi – I’m home from UK from 27th May till 3rd to visit family.. sorry to miss your 8th June event.. have you anything going on when I’m home? Sinead Flood

    • Barry Murphy said on May 24, 2019 at 14:03:

      Hi Sinéad, thanks for your enquiry but, unfortunately, I don’t have anything on those dates. Enjoy your trip home! Regards, Barry.

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