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The Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway, known as Glasbhealach Mór an Iarthair in Irish, is a popular walking and cycling trail located in County Mayo, along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.  Spanning a total distance of 44km, this trail winds its way along the stunning backdrop that is Clew Bay.  Beginning in the busy and vibrant town of Westport, this trail will lead you through an array of wonderful Irish towns and villages, while also showcasing wonderful sights and scenery along the way. 

Stunning coastal landscapes

The trail passes through woodlands, boglands and farmland, which will ensure you experience all of the natural beauty that the west coast of Ireland has to offer.   Located right along the Atlantic Ocean, breath-taking sights and stunning coastal landscapes are guaranteed when completing this trail.  You can also expect to see many famous tourist attractions along the route, including views of Croagh Patrick and Clare Island, along with beautiful beaches such as Keem Beach.

The Great Western Greenway

So much to explore

The Great Western Greenway is a family-friendly activity option and is suitable for varied fitness levels.  You can hire bikes at various points along the route and as there are several entry points, the trail can be completed in smaller sections if preferred.  Towns such as Westport, Newport, Mulranny and Achill Island are located along the trail and provide the perfect opportunity to take a break and perhaps sample some of the traditional Irish cuisine that is on offer in the local cafes and restaurants. Bed and Breakfasts make the ideal accommodation when exploring the greenway and are the perfect base to relax and unwind after your day’s adventures.

Something for everyone

For those with a passion for outdoor adventure, there are also plenty of opportunities to partake in activities such as golfing, horse-riding and water-sports along this trail.  There is also a selection of galleries, museums, and heritage centres for those with a keen interest in history and culture. This ensures that there really is something for everyone along The Great Western Greenway, making it the ideal activity option during your holiday in Ireland.

Posted: 17 Aug 2021 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

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