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Looped Walks

Looped Walks

Larganmore Loop

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Foxford
Mayo
Republic of Ireland

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A-B. From the trailhead follow the purple (and yellow) arrows downhill for about 300m to reach a 3-way junction. This is the point from where the loop ‘proper’ begins - you will be returning to this point from the left later. For now - continue downhill along the roadway. (Note: The yellow arrows are for the long-distance Foxford Way - you will be overlapping on this route for much of this loop.) After another 500m you reach a junction where you turn left and travel along a laneway through the townland of Roosky. At a T-junction, turn left onto the grassy roadway and enjoy the trip through the old tree-lined grassy laneway. Joining a ‘main’ road turn left and, almost immediately, left again. After 100m take note as the Foxford Way turns right - but you continue straight.

B-C. After 100m the Foxford Way turns right - but you continue straight ahead. You are now in the townland of Bohernahallagh. Enjoy your journey past a series of pleasant farming homesteads, and turn left at a junction after 600m. Two quick right bends takes you onto a ‘straight stretch’ - after 700m arrive at a 3-way junction where you have the chance to take a slight detour (100m) to visit a Holy Well and Graveyard. The loop continues straight.

C-D. Continue to follow the purple arrows as the loop ascends along a minor roadway for almost 2km where the Foxford Way joins again from your right. After another 1km watch for a waymarker on your left which directs you over a stile and onto a ‘green’ mountain path.

D-A. Now you tackle the most challenging section of the loop as it ascends to a height of 270m - but the views behind and in front of you when you cross the summit are rewards indeed. Descend to join a gravel roadway and eventually reach the junction in Glanduff mentioned in A above. This time turn right (uphill) and enjoy the last 300m back to the trailhead.

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  • National Trails Office
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Descriptions
Ascent

260m/280m

Distance

14km / 4hrs – 5hrs

Grade

Moderate

Minimum Gear

Hiking boots, raingear, fluid, snack and mobile phone.

Services

Foxford (10km)

Terrain

Minor roads, old bog roads, laneways, mountain tracks.

Trailhead

Car Parking Area, Glanduff, Foxford, Co Mayo

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