Mayo Adventure 2010

I’m in the middle of planning a new event for 2010. By taking advantage of the new cycleway / walkway between Newport and Mulranny (referred to in a recent posting below) and the bicycles available from my accommodation partner, Hannah at Léim Siar in Blacksod, I’m creating a 5 to 7-day walking and cycling tour of Mayo, which will almost entirely be off-road.

Indeed, even the roads which must be taken will only be minor roads, with extremely little traffic anyway.

Mayo is just a great place for walking and cycling. The northern half of the county is traversed by both The Bangor Trail and The Western Way, with large tracts of both off-road. Then we have the little travelled routes of the western part of the county, around Ballycroy, which have almost no traffic and offer great views of the Atlantic to the west and the Nephin Begs to the east.

Then we have The Mullet peninsula. There’s not much traffic there either and it can boast truly wonderful beaches and views in all directions, including south over the high cliffs of Achill’s Slievemore mountain.

More on this tour later. It will combine cycling and walking, as always at a leisurely pace. We’re not in the racing business.

Email me or post a comment if you’d like to be kept up to date with this new tour for 2010 – The Mayo Adventure.

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National Trails Day 2009

This Sunday, October 4, is Ireland’s National Trails Day. So get out and take a walk on one of the country’s many waymarked ways, or indeed go to one of the events that isn’t actually on a trail.

The Bangor Trail

The Bangor Trail

For my part, I’ll be walking part of the Bangor Trail and Western Trail near Newport with South Mayo Leader.

Check out the website for the day here.

See the event I’ll be partaking in here.

Other events in Mayo are being held in Clonbur Wood, Ballycroy National Park, Belleek Wood, Clogher Bog, River Moy, Lough Cullin and Lough Callow.

Wherever you are, try to get along to an event or walk in your county.