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Belleek Wood Greenway


Trail Overview Details

Grade: Easy - buggy and wheelchair friendly
Format: Linear
Trail Quality: N/A
 
County: Mayo
Category: Off-Road Cycling Trails
Type: Greenway
Length (Kms): 4.20
Climb (m): 0
Estimated time: 15min
Start point: Belleek Wood Carpark
Start point grid ref: G 251 205
End point: Belleek Wood Carpark
End point grid ref: G 251 205
Nearest town to start: Ballina
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheet 24
Facilities: in Ballina
Public transport: Train
Map guide available: N/A

Description of Trail

This shared use trail can be walked or cycled through a mature woodland setting with splendid views of the River Moy.  Users will pass the ‘Creteboom’, an old concrete boat which has lain beached in the river for over 30 years. Belleek wood is a diverse woodland with broadleaf/conifer and mixed woodland types. Red squirrels were trans located to here around 2006 and the numbers have grown considerably since. Along the riverbank you can observe herons, kingfisher, cormorant and if you are lucky perhaps an otter.

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Comments

The trail which is a linear route can be accessed at the southern end from the Coillte carpark at the main entrance to the woods or at the northern end from another small carpark.  The greenway also extends around the park at the southern end.

Trail management organisation contact details

Mayo County Council

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