Carrowteige Loop Walk

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jessicafarry
Sligo, Ireland155 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
Sep 2020
This is one of the most stunning walks you will do in Ireland. Every turn you take you get a different view of beautiful and breathtaking scenery. We did the red loop which is about 12km, taking you over every type of terrain you could imagine. Takes about 3 hours and you start and finish at a wee car park in the village of Carrowteige. In some places this walk is referred to as Benwee Head, it’s the same one as you see Benwee Head there. You can drive to parts of it but it’s well worth doing the full walk to take in all the incredible scenery. Good footwear is a must as it can get mucky in parts. A couple of tough bits but most certainly not strenuous. It goes under the radar somewhat but the serenity adds to this walk.
Written 1 September 2020
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glitch_101
Galway, Ireland40 contributions
Amazing Scenery
Aug 2020
Amazing scenery in a remote location. Bit of a hidden gem. Rinroe beach is also close by so we had a great day in the area.
Written 18 August 2020
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Dani C
Boston, MA157 contributions
Gorgeous Walking in North Mayo
Nov 2019 • Couples
My husband and I did the blue loop of this walk on a sunny and fairly windy November day. The blue loop is about 7 miles and consists of road, hills, boggy areas and vast, dramatic ocean views over giant cliffs. We’ve seen most of Ireland’s west coast, including Moher, Ring of Kerry and Slieveleague in Donegal, and this was one of the best. I recommend good waterproof footwear, layers of clothes, a drink and a snack. Very off the beaten track (we saw one other person the whole time) and it took around 2 hours 45 minutes for us to complete (with a couple of quick stops). I always like to add that I am 52 and not in great shape-parts were challenging, but not impossible.
Written 17 November 2019
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Maso82
Cavan, Ireland46 contributions
Amazing!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Probably the most amazing cliff loop walk that we have done. Around every turn and over every brow the views are just fantastic. Good waterproof boots and a good camera are a must. Drink in the wonderful views and make memories. Given the nature of the open grazing land for sheep, dogs are not permitted on the walk. Despite the many signs to this effect we met a couple with their dog running loose and obviously worrying the sheep!! It is foolish actions like this that will ruin the walk for everyone if the farmers close off access! Please head the signs and the wishes of the landowners. For our part we would like to thank the farmers for allowing access
Written 2 July 2019
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Damian120
Galway, Ireland4,779 contributions
Spectacular
Oct 2018 • Solo
It's a breathtaking series of picture-postcard settings. Arguably the finest stretch of coastal architecture in the entire country. Park the car on the left-hand-side of Portacloy Beach, the ideal starting point. Follow the arrows in a counterclockwise direction and marvel at such an enthralling coastal vista. Ideally bring a picnic, sit down near the many scenic vantage points and absorb this true wonder.
Written 7 February 2019
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Patrick T
Saskatoon, Canada80 contributions
A great day out
Oct 2018 • Couples
A beautiful scenic cliff walk in north Mayo. We did the walk on a beautiful clean day and the views from the ocean side of the walk were wonderful. The ground underfoot was wet. We were glad we had waterproof boots.
Written 27 October 2018
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AlainVancoillie
Bruges, Belgium36 contributions
Excellent loop walk. (Blue walk - Children of lir)
Jul 2018 • Family
Really beautifull loop walk, which starts at the village of carrowteige.
Who would want to visit places like to cliffs of moher, where everybody stands in a line taking pictures. Over here it's just you, the sheep, the cliffs and the ocean.
Just make sure you have some snacks and drinks with you.

Despite what the official website says, local farmers clearly don't want to take your dog on this walk. Which is understable, as you walk through many fields with sheep, close to the cliff edge. If your dog woud chase or frighten them, they might just jump off the cliff.
We did however take our dog with us, and each time we passed sheep we kept him on a very short line. When there were no sheep to be seen, we kept him on a longer line. We did not have the impression this seemed to bother the sheep. All they did was look at the dog, and then conitnue grazing.
Written 7 August 2018
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Stephen D
Killala, Ireland15 contributions
Mind Blowing
Jun 2018
One of the best loop walks we've done-spectacular! Would encourage anyone who finds themselves in this area to check the walks out- you won't be disappointed!
Written 14 June 2018
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LandPC
Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland145 contributions
Spectacular and very Rewarding
Feb 2018 • Couples
We hiked this on a beautiful spring day in February. Parked in the car park beside the shop in Carrowteigue and just followed the way markers which are plentiful and generally easy to spot.
We followed the Blue (Children of Lir) Loop. It began with a pleasant downhill road walk to the sea close to the cemetery from which the real hike began. Initially we crossed open grassland then through a narrow purpose built fenced in pathway (the only unpleasantly soggy part of the loop) to join the Black Ditch which will form the path for the remainder of the hike.
The initial gradual ascent away from the sea offers a terrific range of coastal views with beaches behind and cliffs beginning to appear ahead. The cliffs get bigger as the path ascends. There is one short steep ascent followed immediately by a steep descent and all the time the scenery is magnificent.
Although it was February, the ditch offers a raised path above the boggy surrounds most of the way and small bridges have been installed to take the walker over the few breaches in the ditch. There were a few short boggy patches but nothing too serious.
On reaching the Children of Lir monument we had to choose between the road route back to Carrowteigue (Blue arrows) or the slightly longer Red Loop. As daylight is limited in February we opted for the road walk back to Carrowteigue. In hindsight I think the Red route would have been a better choice as it avoids a long road trek to the village. In fact I think if I were to do the Blue loop again I would park by the cemetery, skipping the road bit at the start and finishing with the slightly shorter road walk back directly to the cemetery and avoiding Carrowteigue village. Better still, have someone drop you off at the cemetery and pick you up at the Children of Lir afterwards. For the Red loop Carrowteigue is a fine trailhead.
Overall it is a very enjoyable hike amongst spectacular scenery. Certainly worth doing again.
Written 21 May 2018
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BroadstoneD7
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Memorable afternoon
Jul 2017 • Friends
The Carrowteigue red loop walk was the highlight of our week in Mayo. Spectacular panorama from the distant Nephins, Pollathomas across the bay, to Slievemore on Achill, Erris Head and Benwee. A must if visibility is half decent.
Written 4 November 2017
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