Achill Island is an ideal location for the walking enthusiast. Achill Isle Walks can cater for all levels of walkers, from gentle walks along the coast to the more demanding day out on Croaghan, Achill’s highest mountain. Look at the flora and fauna and archaeology that is available on each walk. A handcrafted itinerary of your choice can be provided for a number of multi-day walks or just the one walk during your stay on Achill. Allow yourself to unwind in Achill's unspoiled landscape.
Tomás Mac Lochlainn, has an in depth knowledge of Achill’s archaeology, history, botany, geology and marine ecology to make any of your walks with him an enjoyable experience. Tomás has a wide knowledge of the outdoors and has organised courses for school groups, third level courses and the corporate sector. Tomás is a senior qualified and experienced professional guide.
Hillwalking on Achill Island. From the top of Slievemore (671 m), you have superb views of the Mullet peninsula beyond, with the Iniskea and Duvillaun islands to its south and west. A long and rewarding walk westwards brings you past the Napoleonic tower and towards Annagh, one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland, with its lake perched perilously above the ocean, waiting to be one day consumed by the crashing waves. Hillwalking on Slievemore can be combined with a visit to the famous deserted village below. A loop walk to the summit of Croaghaun, with Ireland’s tallest cliffs at 688m, takes in both Acorrymore Lake and the stunning corrie lake that is Lough Bunnafreva West, with superb views out to Saddle Head beyond. This is really great hillwalking, where the slightly lower SW top of Croaghaun steals the show, thanks to its sheer smooth rock wall and views along the spine of Achill Head.Indeed, just hillwalking from Keem Bay out to Achill Head along the cliffs at Benmore and descending down into the valley with its abandoned booley houses, without ever reaching the dizzy heights of Croaghaun’s cliffs, is a rewarding hike in itself. The lovely cliff-top walk from Minaun down towards Dooega, hidden away on the island’s south coast, can be combined with a vist to promontory forts further along this rock strewn part of the island’s shoreline. From the top, by the booster station, enjoy lovely views over Keel strand directly below and of Slievemore and Croaghaun in the distance.