You won’t find more spectacular, yet apparently undiscovered loop walks in all of Ireland than the Carrowteige Loop Walks, in the townland of Kilgalligan, North Mayo.

With its profusion of precipitous cliffs, crags, caves, chasms and islands, breathtaking clifftop views over the stunning Broadhaven Bay,  dizzying heights to scale, and a bird’s eye view of the Stags of Broadhaven, this area will leave you awestruck with its natural, rugged beauty.

Sheep grazing at Benwee Head, Kilgalligan

Feel the wind in your hair and the sea air on your skin, and feel alive in Carrowteige, one of the unpolished jewels in the Mayo tourism crown.

 READ: A great account of the walk of legends and clifftops by Anthony at Mayo.me.

The Carrowteige walks

There are four walks in total, randing in difficult from easy to strenuous. Green arrows mark the shortest route – but while you’re there, why not make a day of it?

Trail information

All four routes start at Carrowteigue Village.

Benwee Loop Walk

Time: 5 hours

Distance: 12.4 km

Grade: Strenuous

Go to Start Point: Carrowteigue Village

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Carrowteige – Beach loop

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Distance: 6.5 km

Grade: Easy

Go to Start Point: Carrowteigue Village

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Carrowteige – Children of Lir loop

Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Distance: 10 km

Grade: Moderate

Go to Start Point: Carrowteigue Village

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Carrowteige – Black Ditch Loop

Time: 3 hours

Distance: 13 km

Grade: Moderate

Go to Start Point: Carrowteigue Village

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View all Carrowteige Walk Map and route information


And if you’d like a preview of the beauty of Carrowteige, check out the below video by the talented Alan Clarke. But be warned, nothing beats the real thing!

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