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Walking in County Galway Ireland
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Walking in County Galway

Suck Valley Way
The River Suck links a 60 mile stretch of countryside in West Roscommon and East Galway known as The Suck River Valley. Walkers can enjoy this unspoiled countryside by walking The Suck Valley Way.
The 100km Walk Way is unusual among Irish Waymarked Ways because for most of it's length it lies across lowland farms. It also crosses the boglands and callows of the river Suck with their numerous lakes and drainage channels. The way passes through the "Nine Friendly Villages", Ballygar, Creggs, Glinsk, Ballymoe, Ballintubber, Dunamon, Castlecoote, Athleague and Castlecoote.

Western Way
This route starts at Oughterard and follows the shore of Lough Corrib to Maam. From Maam it finds a low level way through the great quartzite ranges of the Maum Turks and Twelve Bens, before descending to the deep, narrow valley of Killary Harbour and junction with the Western Way (Mayo) near Leenane.
Route Details: Oughertard, Maam, Maumeen, Inagh, Toorenacoona, Leenane. - Total Distance: 50km / 31 miles.

Cloonfad Scenic Walks - near Dunmore
Cloonfad Scenic Walks provide a range of walking routes near the villages of Cloonfad and Dunmore. They consist of seven circular walks in a unique and stress free landscape. The Cloonfad area of west Roscommon epitomises much of rural Irish life. With a landscape that is at once rugged and tranquil and a network of time-honoured walking routes, this is about as far as you can get from the pressures of modern living.

Connemara National Park
Connemara National Park encompasses some 2,957 hectares of rugged quartzite and schist terrain of north Connemara, stretching from sea level at Letterfrack to some of the peaks of the Twelve Bens mountains (Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanacht). The park features two self guiding nature trails. The visitor centre features an information desk, tea room, shop, audio-video show and an exhibition on the Connemara landscape. Regular guided nature - check times.

Knockma Hill - Belclare, Tuam.
the great 'Hill of Maeve' is situated 2km west of Belclare near Tuam. The walk from Castlehackett at the base of Knockma, around the hill, to the top and back down is approx 4km.

Mountbellew Woodland
Mountbellew Demesne is about 1 km west of Mountbellew. Facilities here include walled gardens enclosing a herd of Sika deer, an old forge - now a museum containing local artifacts - a tug boat (around 900 years old), the Herd's House and a flour mill (now in ruins). Facilities: Car park, forest walk and picnic site. A new Coillte office was recently built in the Demense adjacent to the Galway road. Length of Trail: At Mountbellew Demesne you will find about 5 km of forest trails. Habitat: Coniferous forest with old oak woodland adjoining Mountbellew town. The Shevin River flows through the demesne and an artificial lake adjoins the plantation. Main Tree Species: The only remnants of early plantations are the oak plantation, and the elite stands of Sitka and Norway spruce.

Moycullen Walkways
If walking is your pleasure, then there are numerous routes to choose from in Moycullen. There are lakeside, forest, hill, mountain, bog and riverbank walks with breathtaking views of an awesomely beautiful landscape. Long or short walks, there's a walk to suit most people.



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