WESTPORT, FAHY, NEWPORT, FURNACE, NEWPORT, WESTPORT
GPX Files are Compatible with View Ranger and Google Maps.
LOCATION: This cycle route passes through areas north of Westport. This is an area of natural rural tranquillity with rolling hills, lakes and farm animals especially sheep.
LANDSCAPE: This rural countryside has varied landscape including sheep rearing farmland, boglands, lakes and rivers. On route you will experience views of the Nephin Mountains.
START/FINISH At the car park adjacent to the Tower’s Bar at the Quay, Westport.
DISTANCE: Approximately 44 Km – APPROXIMATE TIMES: 3 to 4 hours
TERRAIN: The terrain is a mixture of hilly roads and some flat roads.
From the car park travel up the Greenway as far as the N5 road (Westport to Castlebar road). Cycle up the N5 for about 150 m and turn left on to the road which leads for Fahy.
Go straight through to Fahy (9.5Km from start) and turn left just before the school (Point 1 on the map). This road will bring you into Newport. Go straight through Newport and continue on the Greenway towards Achill.
Turn northwards at Point 2 on the map and continue to Furnace lake via Point 3 and Fish Research centre. Afterwards continue to Point 4 on the map. Turn right and continue until you reach the Newport/Achill road at Point 5 on the map. Continue on the Greenway to Newport. After Newport continue on into Westport on the Greenway finishing at the Tower’s bar.
SERVICES/FOOD/BEVERAGES: Restaurants in Newport/ Westport