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Erris Head Loop
Free to visit
Free car parking
Explore the unmatched beauty of County Mayo’s Erris Head on this breathtaking 5km loop. Treating walkers to lush landscapes and salty seascapes, embrace this truly captivating corner of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Taking two hours to complete, the spectacular Lúb Ceann Iorrais (Erris Head Loop) is an easy route across grassy paths, earth banks, a wooden footbridge and open ground. Some parts may cross soft or wet ground, so a sturdy pair of waterproof boots is highly recommended.

This scenic trail follows an earth bank around Erris Head’s wonderfully imposing cliffs, rewarding walkers with view after stunning view.

Boasting unspoilt coastal landscape complete with crashing Atlantic waves, Erris Head’s northernmost tip features a railed viewing point that showcases views of Illandavuck Island, Pigeon Rock and some dramatic craggy sea arches.

Once you’ve completed this charming County Mayo loop, nearby Belmullet is the place to stop for that welcome cup of coffee and a sweet treat.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Erris Head
Dogs allowed:
    Time:2 hours
    Nearest town start:Belmullet
    Nearest town finish:Bellmullet
    Start point:Erris Head car park
    Finish point:Erris Head car park
    Waymarking:Purple arrow on yellow background
Why we like it
  • Find the ruins of a World War II Coast Watch Station 
Tips from locals

Look out for stones spelling out the word ‘ÉIRE’ - one of many coastal navigational aids placed during World War II to help pilots identify Ireland from above.

Contact details
Glenlara, Belmullet, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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