Join us on a weekend walking tour of Achill Island, from April 5th to 7th, 2013.
Our small group will be based at Keel village, from where we can discover the best of the island on foot, with no need for transfers from our B&B. Our walking tour will take us to Slievemore and Croaghaun mountains, the famous Deserted Village, a Napoleonic Tower and much more. We will enjoy the superb ocean views that this island offers the visitor. From Slievemore, we can look across lovely Blacksod Bay towards the Mullet Peninsula and Iniskea beyond. From Croaghaun, boasting Ireland’s highest cliffs, we gaze out west into the vast Atlantic, or south towards Clare Island, Inisturk and Inisbofin beyond.
This is moderate to tough hiking, with Slievemore at 671 m and Croaghaun at 688 m. The schedule is as follows :
Arrive at Westport train station Friday evening. There’s no need to bring the car to Mayo. Jump on a train from Heuston at 12.45, relax and arrive in Westport at 15.55. Transfer to Achill and an after-dinner stroll on the wonderful Keel beach, just metres from our B&B.
We will hike Slievemore, taking in the famous Deserted Village and archaeological features of this northern part of the island (approx. 6 hours).
A superb hike up to Croaghaun and to its exquisite corrie lake. Descent past old booley houses to the iconic beach at Keem Bay (approx. 6 hours), before departure on the 17.45 train that gets in to Dublin at 21.10.
As always, accommodation on this walking tour is full board, with dinner at our base and packed lunches for the walks. This is an ocean weekend, with views of the deep blue all around. We’ll stroll on the sand and you might like to dip your toe in the spring tides.
Walking Tour of Achill Island – Bookings
To view further detail on this event and to book, please call 086 8318748.