Westport offers a selection of holidays which are ideal for those over 55, from action-packed walking and cycling holidays, to more relaxed days focused on unwinding
The three Mulranny loop walks offer spectacular views of Clew Bay, on a walk across the Blue Flag beach and through hills and bogland, connecting with the Great Western Greenway.
The three Derradda loops walks, near Newport below the Nephin Beg range, offer beautiful views overlooking Clew Bay and local lakes. They cross the Great Western Greenway.
Near Newport, Co. Mayo, three Tiernaur loop walks, offer fine views of Clew Bay to the south and the Nephin Beg range to the north.
The Tawnyard Forest Trail through lodgepole pine forest, part of the Western Way, commands stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the lake below.
The 2.5km Westport Greenway follows the route of the old railway line from the Quay to the town centre. It offers traffic-free cycling and walking, as well as impressive views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay.
Three Letterkeen Woods loop walks offer a mix of old droving paths, sandy river and lake-side roads, with spectacular mountain views on one of the loops.
The Brackloon Wood walking trail is just outside Westport. This easy walk of 4km passes through the largest area of native oak woodland in the region.
This interesting trail over easy terrain takes you through a diverse forest containing a wide range of both exotic and native trees, adjacent to the historic Cong Abbey.
A guide for for families who want to enjoy the great outdoors in and around Westport – beaches, walks, the Greenways, horse riding, the Westport Skate Park, playgrounds and much more
Ballintubber has several of the most important historic sites in central Mayo, including Ballintubber Abbey and St. Patrick’s well.
Managed for recreational and commercial use, this lodgepole pine forest commands stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the lake below.
Letterkeen Woods is one of the largest forest blocks in the country. Majestic conifers and views of the Nephin Beg range make a spectacular day out.
Brackloon Wood, just outside Westport, is the largest area of native oak woodland in the region. Home to rare native plant species, it offers a glimpse into the history of the native Irish landscape.
Newport is a third of the way along the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill. Its beautiful viaduct over the Black Oak river and majestic church beguile the eye.