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Benwee Loop Walk

Trail Overview Details

Grade: Strenuous
Format: Circular
Trail Quality: ***
County: Mayo
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: Other
Length (Kms): 12.40
Climb (m): 383
Estimated time: 5hr
Start point: Carrowteigue Village
Start point grid ref: F 821 420
End point: Carrowteigue Village
End point grid ref: F 821 420
Nearest town to start: Carrowteige/Belmullet
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheest 22 and 23
Dogs Allowed: No
Facilities: Carrowteige/Belmullet
Public transport: N/A
Map guide available: The Binn Bhui Head Loop


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Description of Trail

This spectacular trail mainly follows bog track, open bogland and sheep path to access dramatically high cliffs, stunning ocean and expansive bog views. Underfoot is relatively dry and robust peat though a little soft in places. There are many sites of cultural, historical and environmental interest in the area and around Ceathrú Thaidhg is a living Gaeltacht.

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Trail management organisation contact details

Chomhar Dún Chaochain Teo, Seanscoil, Ceathrú Thaidhg, Tel: 097 88082
Email: dunchaochain1@eircom.net
Anna Connor, Walking Development Officer, Community & Enterprise Section, Aras on Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Tel: 094 9047545
Email: mayowalks@mayococo.ie
Web: www.mayowalks.ie

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