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Westport Greenway
Westport, Co. Mayo
Free to visit
Treat yourself to an easy walk in historic Westport on this 2.5km linear route. Connecting the County Mayo town’s historic hub with its idyllic quay area, this traffic-free greenway is a delight.

An entirely off-road walking and cycling trail, The Westport Greenway takes 30 minutes to complete. An easy, linear trail, it’s relatively flat underfoot ascending just 40m overall.

A pictorial, tree-lined route, follow the greenway from Westport’s historic town centre with its pretty open spaces, traditional shop fronts and Carrowbeg River views; to its bustling quayside.

The route follows the old Westport to Achill railway line and boasts breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay.

This lush trail can be taken in either direction and once you’ve soaked up all that majestic County Mayo landscape, Westport itself is home to an array of welcoming cafés, pubs and restaurants to toast your endeavours in.

Trail details

Dogs allowed:
    Time:30 mins
    Nearest town start:Westport
    Nearest town finish:Westport
    Start point:The old cattle pass at Altamont Street
    Finish point:Westport Quay
    Waymarking:White symbols on blue background
    Facilities:All services
Why we like it
  • The 2.5km Westport Greenway is part of the Great Western Greenway, a 42km off-road cycling and walking trail from Westport to Achill. 
  • The Great Western Greenway follows much of the 19th-century Midlands Great Western Railway route. It ran between Westport and Achill until 1937 and was constructed to service what were then more rural areas of the county.
  • Enjoy delightful views of Clew Bay and its many islands and embrace new perspectives on County Mayo’s pilgrimage mountain, Croagh Patrick.
Contact details
Cloonmonad, Westport Quay, 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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