Spectacular seaside, beach and mountain walking.Try the Burrishoole Loop walks which are well signed. Maps are available in the houses.There is also the newly opened Railway Walk which enables you to walk between Newport ( 7 miles) and Mulranny (3 miles) on a well surfaced path allowing you to enjoy spectacular views over Clew Bay while having a good walk. The railway line is only a short walk from Rosturk Woods.
The adventurous can climb Croagh Patrick to enjoy the views from St Patrick’s bed. On a clear day the views from here make the climb very worthwhile.Walking maps of the
“Butter Road “ as well as the “Western Way” for experienced walkers.
Side roads through nearby villages and along coastal roads provide plenty of interesting routes but in the high season the roads are busy and this can be challenging for the nervous cyclist.The newly opened railway line between Newport and Mulranny is designed for cycling providing a 10 mile traffic free path which is easily accessed from Rosturk Woods.
Child Friendly pony trekking and on site riding is available at the nearby Carramore Stables ( 5 minutes from Newport).
Drumindoo Equitation Centre. which is based just outside Westport, has an Indoor Arena with courses and riding to suit everyone from beginners to competition level. They also organise the Clew Bay Trail Ride as well as Pony Camps during the school holidays.
Westport Woods Riding Centre, located outside Westport, will organise two hour treks along the beach as well as mountainside trails.This is only suitable for those who have riding experience and will be much enjoyed if you do. 00 353 (0) 98 25811
Good choice of high quality river and lake fishing for salmon, seatrout and brown trout in the nearby lakes of Furnace, Feeagh and Beltra. Permits and Ghillies by arrangement. Notice is required to book lake boats and ghillies.
Easily accessible shore fishing sites from nearby rocks and beaches.
Clew Bay has some of the best deep sea angling in Europe for tope, ray, skate, conger and shark. We recommend contacting Mary Gavin Hughes who is one of the best skippers in Clew Bay and the winner of numerous competitions.