Crossmolina Loop Walks
A series of Loop Walks were developed in the Crossmolina area. The Walking Trails consist of Local Town Walks, Woodland (Heritage) Walks & Mountain Walks. The distances vary in length from 3km – 12km.
White Walk (Gortnor Abbey)
This 4km graded easy loop walk
Blue Walk (Grange)
This 6km graded moderate loop walk
Red Walk (Deel Castle)
This 11km graded challenging loop walk
WALKING TOURS AROUND CROSSMOLINAEnniscoe House Loop Walk
Enniscoe House is one of Ireland's listed heritage houses and has passed by descent from the 1660s through twelve generations to the present owner. Set in parkland and mature woods on the shores of Lough Conn in North Mayo, the Georgian mansion offers the visitor friendliness, peace, and relaxation.
This loop combines spectacular scenery, remote wilderness, and a variety of terrain that includes panoramic views of high mountains, a heavenly valley, wild vegetation and crystal clear rivers and streams.
Kayaking on Lough Conn
West World Kayaks is a local business run by Michael Gaughen 0868790107 based at Gortnor Abbey harbour
These are small sit on top Kayaks that you take out on Lough Conn using a double sided paddle. You captain your own kayak as you paddle out in a group or on your own. Just a 15 minute paddle will bring you from the harbour area to the mouth of the river Deel . Michael provides Kayaking instructions and with hire of the Kayak for 1 hour priced at €5 it represents fantastic value
Activity Length: 1-2 Hours
What Do I Need To Bring Along?
Old / Warm Clothing, Rain Jacket and Trousers, Wooly Hat, Footwear, Evening Time Wear, Warm Wooly Socks, Swimming Togs, Towels,
Under 18's must be accompanied by an instructor, min group of 3 kayakers, Upper weight limit of 16st
Activity Session Times:
No set time, Give Michael a call to arrange your outing
Gortnor Abbey Harbour
Hill Walking, Fishing, Lough Conn
CROSSMOLINA, on the shores of Lough Conn, can offer you the peace and relaxing holiday you have always sought. The people are warm and friendly. The surrounding areas offer untarnished natural beauty with miles of safe, sandy beaches, all far from the maddening crowd. Nephin Mountain (standing guard over the town) offers breathtaking views for the treckers and hill climbers alike. Two golf courses are within stones throw in Ballina and Enniscrone.
The River Moy is world famous for its salmon fishing. The Sports Complex in town has excellent facilities with football squash, table tennis, tennis and snooker. A Heritage Centre awaits the historians at near by Enniscoe.
Night life is lively with singing pubs, discos, games of 25, bridge or whist you just take your pick. Many archaeological sites can be visited in the area and, on the subject of history, you can find out about your ancestry with the Family History Research Centre. Lough Conn is within walking distance with fishing, boating and canoeing, with many beautiful islands to be explored. Letterkeen woods with its forestry walks is well worth a visit. Please visit our Accommodation & Self Catering for details of where to stay.
In general, you can relax, have the 'craic' and go home satisfied.
Access to Crossmolina is easy with bus, coach and rail links in Ballina and Castlebar; Ireland West Airport is only thirty miles away. So, take a break from it all with the peaceful holiday you want in Crossmolina. For information on how to get to Crossmolina visit our Location page.
For the Hill walkers the Nephin Beg Range offers excellent walks with Nephin Mountain being the highest peak in the range.
WESTERN WAY - 155 miles (250km)
This ambitious waymarked walking trail embraced all that is best in the West of Ireland. The route leaves Oughterard and passes through the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara. After passing through Leenaun and visiting Aasleagh Fall, the route crosses a shoulder of the Sheefry Hills and faces the cone of Croagh Patrick. The trail passes along roads through Westport and Newport, then crosses forested terrain to reach Bellacorick and Ballycastle. More roads are followed through Killala and Ballina before the route uses old tracks on the slopes of the Ox Mountains. There is a direct link with the Foxford Way.
Lough Conn with its margins of rocks and small stones, has more character of a mountain lake than Mask or Corrib but there is sufficient limestone to provide habitat for Mayfly and there is a good hatch. The General wet fly fishingis very good the best is probably in April and May when there are good hatches from the 20th May and early June.
Murroughs and other sedges appear in July and Augest and and the best areas are Castle Island and Roe Island south to Errew peninsula. Dapping the Daddy Long Legs and Grasshopper can be good during September.