Western Way (Sheskin South)

Trail description

This trail is a section of the Western Way that traverses the extensive boglands of north mayo between Ballycastle and Ballymonnelly bridge. The area is extremely remote and uninhabited giving this route a distinctive "wilderness" feel. The route is over 25 km from beginning to end and, while it could be undertaken in one day by strong walkers,  hikers may prefer to camp on route overnight. The trail is moderate in effort required (no steep climbs etc.) and follows forest and bog roads and specially constructed bog bridges.

Ensure that you have all the necessary equipment for hiking in remote country.

Trail Name: Western Way (Sheskin South)
Recreation Site: Sheskin South  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Ballymonnelly Bridge
Length:25 kms
Time: 9 hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 50
Attributes: Linear Trail (Point A to B)
Finish Point: G 080 369
Trail Way marking:yellow