Whether you want to enjoy a short walk (2km) and some amazing views at the Visitor Centre or venture on a longer hike at Wild Nephin we look forward to welcoming you at Ballycroy National Park. If you don’t have access to your own transport, our free bus service will get you there.
*Bookings required for the Westport stop and for groups of 5+, see below for details.
Visitor Center: Free Exhibition, Café & Tóchar Daithí Bán Trail
Enjoy a leisurely walk along a 2km looped trail at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre. The trail is named after mythical giant Daithí Bán who built a fortress on Ballycroy National Park’s tallest mountain, Corslieve.
Discover uninterrupted panoramic views of the Nephin Beg Mountain Range and Achill Island from a gently ascended Viewing Point.
GPS: 54.024505, -9.823505
Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way you will find a gentle walk (1.5km boardwalk) through Atlantic Blanket Bog and along a sheltered shoreline (1.5km +).
Enjoy stunning views views of Ballycroy National Park to the east and Bellacragher Bay and Achill Island to the west. Listen for the calls of wading birds such as curlews and ringed plover and catch glimpses of otters and seals.
GPS: 53.95745, -9.79335
(Ballycroy National Park and Coillte)
Explore this wild and remote area from the Robert Lloyd Praeger Centre in Letterkeen Woods. The bothy is a dry and secure shelter to overnight on the long distance Bangor Trail and Western Way and acts as a trailhead for waymarked hiking loops of 6km, 10km and 12km.
GPS: 53.98932, -9.57282