Overview of the trail
The Croagh Patrick Heritage trail starts from the town of Balla in central Mayo and ends at the village of Murrisk at the base of Croagh Patrick. The trail is 61km in length and mainly at low level. The trail itself does not include the ascent to the summit of Croagh Patrick. From the beginning at Balla, the trail incorporates the beautiful cultural landscape that County Mayo has to offer. Through its rich archaeological and environmental heritage, one can also walk across deciduous woodland, rolling fields, raised bogs and ancient pathways. Bronze Age standing stones, Mediaeval Abbeys and Round Towers are other archaeological features that one will discover along the trail.
Services such as accommodation, food and links are available in all of the villages along the route.
The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Festival will take place from the 9th to 11th of March 2018. The Festival will include a 3 day guided walk along the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. On each of the 3 days transport will be provided to and from the start / finish points. A variety of accommodation is available in the villages along the trail, see the CPHT website www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com for more information or contact us at 094 9030687.
Linear Trail; Balla (N60) – Clogher – Ballintubber – Killavally – Aughagower – Murrisk (Croagh Patrick)
A National Waymarked Way (Yellow Walk) Overall Distance 61 km
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Mountain Ascent: 310 mtrs
Total Ascent: 1205 mtrs
Terrain: Woodland, Bog, Forestry, Fields, Boreens and Minor Roads. Mountain Tracks and Open Bog
Minimum Gear: Trekking Boots, Rain Gear, Snacks and fluids.
Map Reference: OS Discovery Sheet 31, 38, 30
Services: Services available at Balla, Clogher, Ballintubber, Killavally, Aghagower and Murrisk.