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Walking & Hiking

Downpatrick Head Loop Walk

Downpatrick Head is a spectacular heritage site located 5km north of Ballycastle village in North Mayo. Experience unrivalled views of the Staggs of Broadhaven and the DĂșn Briste sea stack.


Trail Overview

Location: Downpatrick Head

Start / Finish / Trailhead: Carpark at Downpatrick Head

GPS Location: 54.323760, -9.343749

Distance: 1.4km

Estimated Time: Allow up to 1 hour

Total Ascent: 23m

Maximum Elevation: 37m

Terrain: Grass tracks and gravel path

Trail Waymarking: Black Post 1 metre high with a Green travel arrow highlighted

Level of Difficulty: Easy - beware of dangerous cliff edge Children should be supervised at all times

Map Reference: OS Discovery Series 23

Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes / boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids

Services: Ballycastle

Downpatrick Head Loop Walk Information and Map

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