Newport to Mulranny - First section of the Newport to Achill Route
This section is perfect for families and those of moderate fitness, as it provides excellent scenery, peace and quiet and is a nice distance to do if you don’t do a lot of cycling. This section is the only section with on track.The greenway is predominantly flat as for the most part was developed on the railway line, and any gradients you will encounter are fairly gradual. Trail section information as follows:
Start/Trailhead: In Newport an official access point is located to the left just off the N59 travelling to Mallaranny. In Mallaranny an official access point is located to the right just off the N59 travelling to Bangor.
Distance: 18 km
Terrain: Greenway off road cycle and walking trail
Estimated Time Cycling: 2 to 2.5 Hours
Estimated Time Walking: 5 to 5.5 Hours
OS Discovery Map: sheet No 30 & 31
Waymarking: Trail is waymarked using the National Cycle Network symbol and a white directional travel arrow.
To Suit: Suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.
Minimum Gear: Helmet, Bike, Mobile Phone, Snacks, Fluid and waterproofs.
Services: Services available Newport and Mulranny.
- Before you leave Newport, be sure to take a walk over the Seven-arch railway viaduct built in 1894.
- We also recommend that you visit St Patricks Church, built on the hilltop in 1918 over looking the town, where you can discover one of Ireland’s greatest stain glass treasures, “The Last Judgment” by Harry Clarke.
- The first stop out of Newport is Burrishoole Abbey, a stunning Friary built in the 15th century
- Along route enjoy views of the spectacular Nephin Beg mountain range, Clew Bay, Clare Island & Croagh Patrick.
- You can also stop along route at Rockfleet Castle (Carrickahowley) the 16th-century tower house of Grainne O'Malley, the infamous pirate queen.