“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking”

Westport Walking Tours

Westport Walking Tours are a walking tour which runs Monday to Friday at 10am and 12pm, from April to September.

Departing from The Town Hall Theatre at The Octagon, Westport Walking Tours offers a casual walk around the heart of Westport town for approximately 1 hour, whilst listening to some interesting stories of how the town was shaped. Hear stories ranging from how the Ice Age shaped Clew Bay and Irelands holiest mountain Croagh Patrick, right up to today when Westport is consistently being voted Irelands Tidiest Town and even the Best Place to Live in Ireland
This is a must do tour and is now rated the No.1 tour in Westport on Trip Advisor.
We also have a Westport Pub Tour on a Tuesday afternoon and a Westport Food Tour on a Thursday afternoon.
A Westport Walking Tour is sure to enhance your visit to Westport.
To book or to get more information check out our website on https://westportwalkingtours.ie/

Town Walk

The Town Walk can be enjoyed as one long or two short walks as it is formed of two loops, bringing you back almost to your starting point in the middle. The first loop takes approximately 1 1/4 hours, the second loop about 45 minutes.

Clew Bay Heritage Centre

Guided Walking tours around this heritage town depart from the clock at 11.00am on Wednesday in July & August and at other times by appointment.

Tel: 098 266852

email: Westportheritage@eircom.net

Web: www.westportheritage.com


 On a calm day, keep a weather eye out for passing seals basking in the sunshine. The beach is a mecca for a variety of seabirds as illustrated on an informative signpost at the start of the walk.

Aughaval-Killeenacoff Walk

Sweeping views of the river, the Clew Bay area and its 365 islands, one for every day of the year.

Skelp Walk

Breathtaking views from the Skelp mountain

Owenwee Bog Walk

The joyful song of the skylark is a regular feature on this walk and the keen eyed may also spot the well camouflaged golden plover on the bog.

Old Railway Walk from the Quay to Westport Town

This is a beautiful tree-lined 2.5km straight-line walking and cycling trail which links Westport’s town centre with the Quay area.

Murrisk Friary

There are several fine windows including

the one pictured here as well as unusual carvings.

Great Western Greenway 

This route offers gentle gradients and some of the most idyllic scenery in the West of Ireland. The route forms part of the National Cycle Network, and it is the longest off-road cycling experience in the country but it is also a firm favourite for walkers also. 

Location: Westport, Co. Mayo



These walks have been designed with holidaymakers in mind. With the exception of The Skelp Walk (No. 4), they are suitable for people of all ages with an average fitness level. The Skelp Walk is more demanding and has a longer off-road section.

Ordnance Survey Maps

The Ordnance Survey maps referring to this area are Discovery Series, Scale 1:50,000, Numbers 30, 31, 38

Notes for Walkers

• Strong, comfortable walking shoes are essential

• Where there is no footpath, walk on the right facing oncoming traffic.

• Always close gates behind you.

• Do not drop litter.

• Do not pick wild flowers.

• Westport Tourism Organsiation does not take any responsibility for accident or injury sustained during these walks.