Walking in Bangor in Co. Mayo

The spectacular scenery and unspoilt environment make the Barony of ERRIS an ideal area for the walker to explore. Here you will find some of the most beautiful views and some of the most remote walks in all of Ireland.

Bangor is ideally placed to act as a base, situated as it is, at the heart of Erris. There is plenty to offer walkers of all levels and experience, and they are all within easy reach of Bangor Erris.

To the north of Bangor are some of the most breathtaking and dramatic cliff walks, particularly in the Belderrig and Ballycastle areas, while to the south is the famed 'Bangor Trail'.

The Bangor Trail

The Bangor Trail is a fairly arduous and remote hiking trail, approx 29km in length. It is a waymarked walking trail taking a route south from Bangor Erris through the remote Nephin Beg mountain range to Newport.

This trail, which is mainly blanket bog terrain, follows an old drover path possibly dating from the Iron Age. Along the route there is evidence of previous human habitation, mostly from the mid 19th century when population pressure in this area was intense, immediately preceding the Great Famine.

The Bangor Trail can take 8 - 10 hours to complete, but on a clear day the walker is rewarded with wonderful views over the surrounding landscape, as well as a great variety of wildlife, flora and fauna.