Mayo is the ideal walking destination, offering most types of walks including mountain and hill walks, coastal and island walks, and rural and urban walks. The variety of walks on offer may combine to offer an unrivalled and unforgettable experience for walking tourists. Here at Lurgan House we can offer you the perfect base for your walking holiday. Start the day off with a hearty breakfast, we can provide you with a packed lunch on request and should you experience a little bit of Irish rain we can dry your clothes in the evening for you while you relax in front of the fire or sample-some of the fine music offered by our award winning pubs.
Lurgan House is situated two Min’s walk form the newly opened Greenway. Westport Greenway extends from Westport Quay to Altamont Street – a distance of 2.5km. The Greenway follows the line of the old Westport Quay railway which closed in the late 1970’s. The Greenway offers gentle gradients, panoramic views of Croagh Patrick and is linked to all adjacent residential areas.
If taking your own bike with you is not an option Westport has a number of places where you can rent a bike suitable to your needs and any gear you may require.
Bike Hire Operators
Mr. Sean Sammon, James St Westport, 098 25471
Clew Bay Bike Hire Ltd, Distillery Rd, Westport. 0857030177
Circuit Cycles, Westport, 083 3468203
And of course Westport now has an outdoor skatepark, basketball facility and astroturf pitch adjacent to the Greenway and withing a stones throw of Lurgan House B&B.
If you want something more challenging , Westport can provide that too! you can walk the National Coastal Trail consisting of the designated walking/cycling Greenway and designated cycle /walkway lanes which will take you from Westport to Westport Quay and onwards to Murrisk and Croagh Patrick. Trail at a Glance: Linear Trail Distance 9.2 km
The World Class Great Western Greenway (Westport – Achill island ) is 40km traffic free cycling and walking facility which primarily
follows the line of the famous Newport / Mulranny Railway, which closed in 1937.
This route has gentle hills and some of the most beautiful 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.