The Bangor Trail
The Bangor Trail is an old road through the Nephin Beg mountains in north-west Mayo. It used to be the main route from Bangor to Newport, dating back to the 16th Century. Nowadays it mainly attracts recreational walkers, though due to the distance involved and the rough ground underfoot it is probably quieter now than it once was at the height of Ireland’s population in the early 1800s.
The Bangor Trail is not a beginners walk and should not be taken lightly. Proper care and consideration should be undertaken before embarking on this trail. Suitable wet gear and provisions are essential. A full list of recommendations can be found in the PDF below.