Western Ocean Walking Weekend

Western Ocean Walking Weekend

This fabulous walking break in northwest Mayo takes place over the last weekend of September 2021, in a land dominated by the North Atlantic.

Please note that this event normally happens over the Easter weekend, but this year we hope that restrictions might allow it to go ahead later in the year.

The barony of Erris occupies this far corner of Mayo – a spectacular landscape of Atlantic blanket bog, high sea cliffs, low-lying peninsulas and seemingly never-ending beaches.

Next Dates : 23 – 26 September 2021

Location : The Mullet Peninsula occupies the far NW corner of Mayo – a spectacular landscape dominated by the wild North Atlantic, boasting high sea cliffs, low-lying field systems, seemingly never-ending beaches and stunning offshore islands.

Level : Easy to moderate.

Duration : Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon (3 nights; 2.5 days walking)

Description :

Day One : We rendezvous for dinner in Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead), followed by drive to our excellent B&B at Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) and orientation.

Day Two : The truly wonderful cliff-top walk at An Ceathrú Thaidhg, in the far corner of NW Mayo. We follow that with a second, shorter stroll on Erris Head’s beautiful cliff-top walk.

Day Three : Out on the wonderful, evocative Iniskea Islands, deserted since the 1930s and now home to seabirds and wildlife (subject to weather).

Day Four : Walking The Mullet peninsula, with its fabulous beaches and views to take the breath away. Visits along the way to a tiny ruined medieval church in a stunning location and a holy well by the sea.

For this walking weekend, we stay in one of the finest B&Bs on the Wild Atlantic Way, where we enjoy 3 B&B nights. It’s located right beside one of the best pubs in the West of Ireland.


Included : Three nights B&B, three packed lunches, three dinners, along with full guiding throughout and the boat trip out to Iniskea. A magical weekend in Mayo!

Not included : Drinks and miscellaneous purchases.

If these dates don’t suit you, or if the idea of a weekend free of internet and phone sounds nice, you might consider our JOMO Weekend at the end of August.

Western Ocean Walking Weekend