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Deserted Village Walk Achill Island

Trail Overview Details

Grade: Moderate
Format: Linear
Trail Quality: ***
County: Mayo
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: Other
Length (Kms): 4.50
Climb (m): 125
Estimated time: 1hr 30min
Start point: Public Beach Car Park
Start point grid ref: F 606 049
End point: Car Park for Graveyard/Deserted Village at Slievemore
End point grid ref: F 640 072
Nearest town to start: Dooagh
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheet 30
Facilities: Parking, restaurant, pubs, shop, accommodation, public transport, etc.
Public transport: N/A
Map guide available: N/A


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Description of Trail

This walk on an old unpaved road passes through bogland, below the ruins of a signal tower and by a disused quartzite quarry to reach the abondoned roofless houses of the Deserted Village on the slopes of Slievemore Mountain with fine views of Croaghaun, Slievemore and Minaun mountains and a spectacular vista of the coast from Dooega Head and Minaun to the Carrickmore Islands off Mweelaun, with Bills Rocks out to sea.

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Trail management organisation contact details

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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