Located in the west coast of Ireland, Mayo has plenty of breathtaking attractions for outdoor lovers. Its nature attractions provide a perfect setting for adventures and recreational activities. One of the best ways to enjoy the scenic views of the county is to explore it on foot. A leisurely walk along trails surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery is a great way to spend time in the area. Here are some of the best short trails for easy walks in Mayo.
1. Aughaval Killeennacoff Walk
This family-friendly walk takes you along a 5-kilometer trail that courses around Killeenacoff Hill. From the Aughaval Cemetery along the West Road, follow the track along the Owenwee River. The trek uphill offers a breathtaking view of the landscape. The path then goes downhill and leads to a fork. Continue on the right and you will find a bridge that crosses over the river. Keep walking until you arrive at the Killeenacoff village. Stay on the path which takes you past areas where you get a view of Clew Bay. The trail leads back to the Aughaval Cemetery where you started.
2. Belleek Forest Park
Belleek Forest Park is a woodland trail. Here you can walk surrounded by the sounds of nature. The quiet walk is broken with the soothing sounds of the forests. You can hear birds chirping and water flowing. Surrounded by towering trees, you can explore the pathways to see some of the most beautiful flowers to be found in this route. You may also come across some of the wildlife that calls this forest park their home.
3. Erris Head Loop Walk
Erris Head Loop Walk takes you to a 5-kilometer trail with amazing scenery. This route passes through a field and along the cliffs where you can enjoy views of the Danish Cellar, Stags of Broadhaven, and more. You can take the time to rest in the area and simply soak in the sights from the top of the cliff and watch the waters hit land below.
4. Tourmakeady Loop Walk
The Tourmakeady Loop Walk is another 5-kilometer route. This trail takes you along the countryside cutting into the woods where you can marvel at scenery. Watch out for the waterfall and the pond that are among the beautiful sights to see along this trail.