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The Great Western Greenway

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Location
Newport,  
From You3763.11 Mi
Local TipsThis is a beautiful part of Ireland to visit, so a great place to combine a sightseeing and active holiday.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2017-05-15
Created Byeegan
Surfaces
  • Paved
Activities
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Road Cycling
  • ElliptiGO
Features
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Flat
  • Out And Back
  • Good For Workouts
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance40-69
Volume of Use
  • Low
DescriptionThe Greenway is a multi-use surfaced trail along an old railway line along the Clew Bay coast between Achill Island and Westport and inland from Westport to Castlebar and onwards to the village of Turlough (National Museum of Ireland). The section between Newport and Mulranny is particularly scenic, running through farland along the foothills of the Nephin Mountains. The route is mostly flat, and level, though the occassional cattle grids which make workouts a little bit difficult. There are a few road crossings, but these are mainly close to the towns. Distances = Westport - Newport : 12.5km; Newport - Mulranny: 18km; Mulranny - Achill: 13km. The Reins Wood to Turlough Villiage section via Castlebar is 16lm.
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