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Great Western Greenway

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Westport
Westport
Mayo
Republic of Ireland

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The world-class Great Western Greenway is a 42km traffic-free cycling and walking facility which primarily follows the line of the famous Westport to Achill Island Railway, which opened in 1937.

Its development has been made possible by agreement of local landowners who have allowed permissive access to users to pass through their lands.


The Westport - Achill railway was one of the so-called 'Balfour Lines' called after Arthur J Balfour.

AffiliationsKEY
  • National Trails Office
Descriptions
Grade

Easy - Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.

Minimum Gear

Helmet, bike, mobile phone, snacks, fluid and waterproofs.

Terrain

Off-road cycle and walking trail.

Ascent

90

Distance

42k

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