The Western Ocean Walking Weekend offer three days of guided walking in differing landscapes of Erris, in NW Mayo. Walks are all graded easy. This is a wonderful part of western Ireland, offering beautiful views out over the ocean, surrounding islands and Achill to the south. An ideal opportunity to escape for a weekend’s relaxed strolling in the wild west.
Friday : Arrival, dinner, orientation for the weekend, quiet drink in pub.
Saturday : Two great cliff-top trails; 3.5 hours in the morning; 2.5 hours in the afternoon. Lots of local legends along the way.
Sunday : The uninhabited offshore island of Iniskea South, abandoned since the 1930s and now a major bird sanctuary and home to Grey Seals. Over a four-hour walk, learn of the fascinating human history of this now peaceful island.
Monday : A gentle four-hour stroll through sandy beaches, dunes and on low lying hills of the southern Mullet peninsula, offering wonderful views in all directions. Visit the local heritage centre.
Euro 330 pps, for 3 B&B sharing, 3 dinners, 3 packed lunches, boat hire to island and full guiding throughout. A single supplement of Euro 20 applies. Transport to and from Castlebar train station is included.