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Enjoy the fantastic scenery around the Belmullet Peninsula, we can cater for all walkers from the novice to the professional. Our service includes drying rooms and all the local knowledge you need to have an unforgettable stay in Belmullet.


LOCATION : BLACKSOD PIER, THE MULLET PENINSULA, NORTH WEST MAYO.
LEVEL : EASY
DURATION : APPROX. 5 - 6 HOURS (PIER TO PIER).
DESCRIPTION :THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE ISLAND LIES 4 KM WEST OF THE MULLET PENINSULA. ABANDONED SINCE THE 1930S, THIS TRANQUIL SPOT IS HOME TO SEABIRDS AND GREY SEALS, RUINED HOUSES AND THE REMAINS OF ITS ONCE THRIVING WHALING STATION.THE 20 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 MEMORABLE DAY OUT.PLEASE ALLOW AROUND 90 MINUTES TO GET TO BLACKSOD PIER FROM CASTLEBAR OR WESTPORT.

LOCATION : ERRIS HEAD, THE MULLET PENINSULA, NEAR BELMULLET, NORTH WEST MAYO.
LEVEL : EASY
DURATION : APPROX. 2 – 3 HOURS.DESCRIPTION : ERRIS HEAD IS A BEAUTIFUL CLIFF-TOP WALK PERCHED AT THE VERY EDGE OF IRELAND, BEYOND BELMULLET, CO. MAYO.A SPECTACULAR CLIFF-TOP WALK, WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS OUT OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC, OFFSHORE ROCKS AND ISLANDS, AS WELL AS OF WORLD WAR II REMNANTS. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SEE BIRDS AND GREY SEALS.

LOCATION: CROSS, MULLET PENINSULA, BELMULLET
LEVEL: EASY
DURATION:1/2 HOURS
DESCRIPTION
BEAUTIFUL COASTAL TRAIL STARTING AT THE OLD CROSS ABBEY RUINS, ALONG THE BEACH FRONT. THE INISKEA ISLANDS ARE VISIBLE FROM THE SHORE LINE AND THE BEACH EXTENDS FOR APPROXIMATELY 2.5KM. THIS WALK IS BEST DONE AT LOW TIDE SO AS TO MAKE USE OF THE EXTENSIVE STRAND. A BLACK POST MARKED WITH THE TRAIL ARROWS ON YOUR LEFT POINTS YOU THROUGH THROUGH A MARKED PATHWAY ALONG THE SAND DUNES AND LINKING TO A CROSS LAKE. THIS LAKE IS KNOWN FOR ITS SWANS AND VARIETY OF WILDLIFE. THE LAKE SHORE ROAD CONTINUES AND VEERS LEFT AND LINKS BACK UP TO THE CROSS ABBEY STARTING POINT. A WONDERFULLY REFRESHING WALK FOR ANY TIME OF YEAR! DIRECTIONS FROM BELMULLET TOWN- DRIVE ACROSS THE BRIDGE AND FOLLOW THE SIGNS FOR 'AN FÓD DUBH' (BLACKSOD), DRIVE APPROXIMATELY 5KM AND TURN RIGHT AT THE CHURCH IN BINGHAMSTOWN (AN GÉATA MÓR). YOU WILL PASS BELDERRAGH BEACH ON YOUR RIGHT AND CONTINUE ON THIS ROAD UNTIL YOU SEE THE SIGN POST DIRECTING YOU TO THE STARTING POINT FOR CROSS LOOP WALK. THERE IS PLENTY OF PARKING HERE AT THE STARTING POINT OF THE WALK. ENJOY!