Erris Head Loop Walk
This popular circular walk visits Erris Head in in northwest County Mayo near Belmullet.
The loop takes you around the northernmost point on the Mullet Peninsula with fantastic sea views and rocky cliffs. The area is also great for wildlife with lots of seabirds and seals to look out for on the way. Keep your eyes peeled for fulmars, great black-backed gulls, peregrine falcons and choughs as you make your way along the 5km (3 mile) trail.
Start the walk from the loop walk car park and then head north along the trail following the waymark posts. Along the way there's information boards, boardwalks and grassy paths.
Erris Head Loop Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Erris Head Loop Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Cliffside Treats kiosk is next to the car park so you can enjoy a nice hot drink after your exercise.
Dogs are not allowed on the path due to the area's resident sheep.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head north into Donegal and you could visit one of the highlight's of the area at Slieve League. Here you'll find a spectacular coastal path along some of the highest cliffs in Europe.