One of the best ways to experience the Wild Atlantic Way is with Go!Trekking! Ireland and the breath-taking guided treks around Westport and the surrounding hinterlands. The experienced team will take beginners right through to expert riders along the meandering mountain trails, sprawling beaches at low tide and through some historic heritage sites such as the Bohea Stone. The wonderful variety of home bred horses will ensure that you meet at least one new friend whilst on your holiday in Westport. The treks last anywhere from an hour to a half day depending on what you would like to experience.
Here is a taste of some of trails we have on offer:
The Brackloon & Owenwee Bog Trail is scenic and enjoyable trek that takes you along quiet roads, woodland paths, and a paddle through shallow river beds. This peaceful country landscape is a little slice of Ireland straight from the past where you'll see sods turf stacked neatly beside the bog ready for use as winter fuel. You will be able to trot and canter. The small quiet local roads are known as boreens which means 'little road' in Gaelic.
Bertra & Murrisk Beach Trek usually commences before low tide and takes about two hours. The tides change daily, so it is important to book in advance so that we let you know the best time for trekking. You will be collected from the hotel and driven to Murrisk Abbey to meet with the horses right beside the beach. There will be plenty of walking, paddling and splashing in the water as the tide goes out, trotting and cantering. We usually cross the estuary to Bertra Beach and trail around Bertra Island viewing John Lennon's Dornish Island in the middle of the Bay. We finish back on Murrisk Oyster Beach galloping between the high tide markers which guide the boats away from the acres of oyster beds on this flat quiet beach. We finish the day in Campbell's pub at the foot of Croagh Patrick.
Mulranny and Tiernaur Beach Trek is really spectacular. The trail meanders around deserted islands that are accessible only at low tide. Cattle roam freely from one grassy patch to another. We pass by Rossturk Castle with its lookout tower which might have been used to watch out for a marauding bunch of pirates. We then travel on to the Mulranny Beach beneath the Park Hotel and traverse the outskirts of the golf course. We finish off the day in Nevins Pub for a review of photos taken and some refreshments.
Pricing starts from €40 per person, for more information or to book a trek call 087 260 5672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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