Walk in Mayo with the ancient mountain of Croagh Patrick as your destination. Come and walk the Croagh Patrick Heritage Walking Trail and experience unspoilt landscape and rich heritage in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is a 60 kilometre national way-marked walk which begins in the village of Balla in east Mayo and ends at the village of Murrisk at the foot of Croagh Patrick on the shores of Clew Bay.
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How to get to the trail and points of interest located within it
Maps, location & transport
Includes accommodation listing . Hotels / Hostels / B&B and Self Catering
About the Heritage sites on the trail
On the trail ….
A walk in some of Ireland’s finest countryside
Overview of the Trail
The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail extends from the town of Balla westwards to Croagh Patrick. From Balla it passes through field’s boreens, minor roads and small sections of deciduous woodland and scrub en route to Ballintubber. From here the terrain includes tracks through bog and forestry and short sections through fields, boreens and minor roads to reach the village of Killavally.
From Killavally the route follows tarred boreens, minor roads, forest tracks and short sections through fields and bog to arrive at the village of Aghagower. The trail then takes tarred boreens and minor roads all the way to the N59. Leaving the busy road after 250m, the route follows a track through the broadleaf Brackloon Woods and then takes a route over tarred boreens, mountain tracks and open bog to reach a point where the official trail meets the main path to Croagh Patrick Mountain. The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail finishes at this point. The village of Murrisk is approximately 400m on the descent.
A walk in some of Ireland’s finest countryside . . . . .