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Walking Holidays at Hotel Westport

Join one of the most conveniently located Mayo Hotels for a professionally organised walking holiday in Ireland. Our Guide Gerry Greensmyth, with over 30 years experience in the field, will take you to view some of the most breathtaking views of Westport and its environs.

You will enjoy all of the following on these professionally organised walking weeks:

* 5 night's Accommodation with full Irish Breakfast each morning
* Table d'hôte Dinner each evening
* 3 days of professionally organised walks. One easy and two moderate.
* Free transfer too and from walks
* Entertainment nightly
* Complimentary use of our award-winning leisure facilities

The Walks

Grade Easy:
Distance approximately: 6 Miles.
Terrain: Stony and boggy in places or Terrain Rocky in places - otherwise good track.
Time: 3 hours approx.

Grade Moderate:
Distance approximately 7 - 8 miles.
Terrain: Good trail to begin leading on to a boggy track rising uphill to a height of approximately 900 feet.

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Individual Group Walking Breaks also available.
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Sample Walk

The first day’s walk will take us to Killary Harbour where we walk along the shore of Ireland’s only fjord.  This area is where Oscar Wilde once owned a home.  Walk Details: Distance 7 miles; Time approx 3 hours; Height Gain minimal.  The walk is on a green road that is wet and boggy in places.

Croagh Patrick is the destination for day two.  We begin by visiting the National Famine Monument situated at the base of the mountain.  The walk follows the traditional route that snakes  upward on the well work pilgrim route.  At 1700 feet when we encounter the first station of Leacht Benain, we turn south and descent a zig zag route downwards.  Walk Details: Distance 7 miles; Time approx. 5 hours; Height Gain 1700 feet.

For day three, the walk takes us to the Western Way in Connemara.  A mixture of woodland track and paths that offer good views.  The walk finishes in Leenane.  Walk Details: Distance 7 miles; Time approx. 4 hours; Height Gain 300 feet.

 


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