Downpatrick Head Loop Walk - Visit North Mayo

Downpatrick Head Loop Walk is a spectacular walk along this famous heritage site located 5km north of Ballycastle village in North Mayo. Experience unrivalled views of the Stags of Broadhaven and the Dún Briste sea-stack.

Dun Briste and the look-out tower at Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle, Mayo, Ireland. 📸 Mairéad Melody Carr

Walk Map and Information

Trail Overview

Location: Downpatrick Head

Start / Finish / Trailhead: Carpark at Downpatrick Head

GPS Location: 54.323760, -9.343749

Distance: 1.4km

Estimated Time: Allow up to 1 hour

Total Ascent: 23m

Maximum Elevation: 37m

Terrain: Grass tracks and gravel path

Trail Waymarking: Black Post 1 metre high with a Green travel arrow highlighted

Level of Difficulty: Easy – beware of dangerous cliff edge Children should be supervised at all times

Map Reference: OS Discovery Series 23

Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes / boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids

Services: Ballycastle

St. Patrick at Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle_County Mayo, Ireland 📸 Mairéad Melody Carr

Read more about walking here in this article from the Irish Times.

Find out more about Downpatrick Head here.