Bonniconlon Trails in Co. Mayo

Bonniconlon boasts a wild beauty and is an ideal walking and cycling base. All of the trails are suitable for mountain bike use and easily accessible.

They cater for all levels of fitness.

The trails were developed in partnership with Mayo North East Leader Partnership Company Teoranta, Mayo County Council, Mayo County Development Board, Local Rural Social Scheme, Local landowners and the local communities.

KILGARVIN LOOP

This easy 8km long loop walk starts and finishes at the Football Pitch in Bonniconlon village. It winds through minor roads, country lanes and bog tracks.

It takes also a little section of the Western Way. The estimated time is 1 hour-1hour 30 mins. The trail is marked by a green arrow.

ELLAGH LOOP

This walk loop winds through minor roads, country lanes and bog tracks starting and finishing at the Football Pitch in Bonniconlon village.

It’s a moderate 9.5km long walk and takes a section of the Wester Way. Estimated time is 2 hours-2 hours and 30 mins. The trail is marked by a blue arrow

BONNICONLON LOOP

Bonniconlon Loop is the third walk starting and finishing at Football Pitch in Bonniconlon village. It is a moderate-hard 20 km long trail and is marked by a red arrow.

The loop takes takes sections of both the Western way and Foxford Way and includes minor roads, country lanes, bog tracks and green tracks. It takes approximately 5 hours.

GLEN LOOP

Glen Loop is a little bit more challenging than the other loops. Its grade is moderate-hard. The starting and finishing point is the new car park just off the R294, 3 km east of the village.

The 14 km long trail, marked by a purple arrow, takes sections of both the Western way and Foxford Way and runs through minor roads, country lanes, bog tracks and green tracks. It takes approximately 3-4 hours.

DRUMSHEEN LOOP

Drumsheen Loop starts and finishes at a new carpark off the R294, 3 km east of Bonniconlon. It is an easy 7km long walk loop and it takes approximately 2 hours.

The route of this walk combines a portion of the Foxford Way and the Western Way and winds through minor roads, country lanes and bog tracks. The trail is marked by a green arrow.