Westport Western Greenway

Great Western Greenway

Original Source of All Information http://www.greenway.ie

The Greenway traverses Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and visits the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny (Mallaranny). It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands.
  • Mill Times Hotel Westport is an ideal base to tackle the Greenway
  • Nearest hotel (Walking Distance) to Westport Train Station.
  • Located in the heart of Westport Town Centre.
  • Ask us about Cycle Hire from the hotel.
  • Packed Lunches Available.

Achill to Mulranny 13km section

Trail section information as follows
Start/Trailhead : In Mallaranny an official access point is located to the right just off the N59 travelling to Bangor. An access point is also located to the rear of the Mulranny Park Hotel. On Achill Sound an official access point is located at Óstán Oileán Acla / Achill Island Hotel at the gateway to Achill Island, Follow finger post signage onto Greenway.

  •    Distance : 13 km
  •    Terrain : Greenway off road cycle and walking trail
  •    Estimated Time Cycling : 1 to 1.5 Hours
  •    Estimated Time Walking : 2 to 2.5 Hours
  •    Waymarking : Trail is waymarked using the National Cycle Network symbol.
  •    To Suit : Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.
  •    Minimum Gear : Helmet, Bike, Mobile Phone, Snacks, Fluid and waterproofs.
  •    Services : Services available on Achill Island and Mallaranny.

Mulranny to Newport 18km section

Trail section information as follows
Start/Trailhead : In Newport an official access point is located to the left just off the N59 travelling to Mallaranny. In Mallaranny an official access point is located to the right just off the N59 travelling to Bangor.

  •    Distance : 18 km
  •    Terrain : Greenway off road cycle and walking trail
  •    Estimated Time Cycling : 2 to 2.5 Hours
  •    Estimated Time Walking : 5 to 5.5 Hours
  •    Ascent : 82m
  •    OS Discovery Map : sheet No 30 & 31
  •    Waymarking : Trail is waymarked using the National Cycle Network symbol.
  •    To Suit : Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.
  •    Minimum Gear : Helmet, Bike, Mobile Phone, Snacks, Fluid and waterproofs.
  •    Services : Services available Newport and Mulranny.

Newport to Westport 11km section

Trail section information as follows
Start/Trailhead : In Westport an official access point is located to the right just off the N59 traveling in the direction of Newport approximately 500m from Westport town centre. Follow the directional
finger post signs on to the Greenway. In Newport an official access point is located to the left just off the N59 traveling in the direction of Westport located approximately 2km from Newport town.

  • Distance : 11 km
  • Terrain : Greenway off road cycle and walking trail
  • Estimated Time Cycling : 1 to 1.5 Hours
  • Estimated Time Walking : 3 to 3.5 Hours
  • Waymarking : Trail is waymarked using the National Cycle Network symbol.
  • To Suit : Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.
  • Minimum Gear : Helmet, Bike, Mobile Phone, Snacks, Fluid and waterproofs.
  • Services : Services available Westport and Newport.