GREAT WESTERN GREENWAY

Additional Trails

Rocky Mountain Way

Additional Trails

Distance

19 km

Difficulty

Moderate bike trail for experienced mountain bikers

Ascent

100m

Trailhead

Newport – 53.8834951, -9.5458853

Terrain

Quiet roads, Greenway, and bog roads

Duration

2.5 hours by bike – 5 hours hiking

Minimum Gear

Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid & mobile phone

Services

Westport, Newport, Mulranny, Achill

Rocky Mountain Way

Additional Trails
19 km - moderate

The trail affords magnificent views of Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick to the south and the heather clad slopes of the Nephin Mountains. From Glendahurk and Glenthomas and Glenamaddoo rushing mountain streams hurry onward to Clew bay. 

Turf is still cut and saved on the bogs above the high trail. Depending on the time of year the hiker may see the footings of turf stacked in such a way to allow the drying winds to pass through. 

This is blanket bog formed by the mosses and other bog forming plants that continue to grow each year one on top of another, in such a way to prevent oxygen permeating the lower stratums, thus creating what we call peat or turf. 

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