GREAT WESTERN GREENWAY
Shortest / Easiest
Derradda – 53.9038696, -9.5867045
Minor roads, bog roadways, Greenway
Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid & mobile phone
Westport, Newport, Mulranny, Achill
This beautiful walk takes the hiker through Newport’s lake land. As many as nine lakes can be seen at various stages along the way. Interestingly these lakes are all at slightly different heights. Lough Ellinore the first one encountered means the lake of the island of the Yew Trees. The village of Lettermaghera is typical of mountain villages in the west of Ireland, well spread out, each house seeking what shelter it can from the prevailing southwesterly winds, that in winter storms roar in from the Atlantic Ocean.