Easter Walking Festival Westport Mayo

Westport's 10th Annual Easter Walking Festival 2018

Date: From Friday March 30th 2018 to Monday April 2nd 2018.

Stay with us at Clew Bay Hotel, Westport, we're located right in the centre of Westport Town within walking distance of both rail and bus stopsOur rooms at Clew Bay are individually decorated, offering pillow-topped beds with crisp white linen, extra-large pillows & fluffy towels.  Each room has Wifi, TV, tea-coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, trouser press and hairdryer.


Our Special Easter Walking Festival Packages are listed below:

Option 1

  • 3 nights B & B, 
  • guided walks x 2, 
  • packed lunch, 
  • transport to & from walk 
3BB & 2 walks €255pps

Option 2
  • 3 nights B & B, 
  • a 3 course dinner on 1 night, 
  • guided walks x 2, 
  • packed lunch, 
  • transport to & from walk 

3BB1D & 2 walks €280pps

Option 3

  • 3 nights B & B, 
  • a 3 course dinner on 2 nights, 
  • guided walks x 2, 
  • packed lunch, 
  • transport to & from walk 

3BB2D & 2 walks €305pps

Itinerary:

Friday March 30th
Arrive in Westport and check in.

Saturday March 31st
Start time: 9.30am sharp – Bus will depart from the Octagon in Westport town centre.
Binn Bhan is the highest peak in the 12 Bens range and also the highest in County Galway.
The walk starts in the Glencorbet Valley where we ascend a steep uphill section to join the main ridge coming in from Binn Charrach. The final 230m is again pretty steep before we arrive at the peak at 730m. From the summit we descend the scree slope to Maumina before exiting via Gleann Eidhneach.
Walk Details
Ascent: 730m. Distance: 13k  Time: 5:5 hours.
Travel distance to the start: 50 minutes.

Sunday April 1st
Start time: 9.30am sharp – Bus will depart from the Octagon in Westport town centre.
Mweelrea Mountain. The walk starts from the town land of Dadreen. A fairly easy uphill slope takes us to the river bank and from there upwards to a col at 650m. The last 160m are over stony ground. This walk has wet, boggy, ground at the start and finish.
Walk Details
Ascent: 814m. Distance: 12k. Time 5 hours.
Travel time to the start: 40 minutes.

Please note that the walk days are interchangeable but we will endeavor to stick to the advertised schedule. The itinerary may be changed or altered at the discretion of the guides. Weather, high winds are factors that have to be considered.
NB: All walkers require proper walking boots with ankle support, fleece, hat, gloves, rainwear, rain protected rucksack and a supply of water and food. You will not be allowed to participate on the hike, if in the opinion of the guided you are not properly equipped. This is for your own safety and your fellow walkers.