Posted in Connect on January 15, 2015.

Wild Atlantic Way in Mayo showcases its ‘Discovery Signature Points’ as The Great Western Green Way from Lough Lannagh to Turlough proves wildly popular

Mayo’s tourist offering continues to improve, with new developments enhancing our spectacular offer to visitors!

The Wild Atlantic Way showcases one of our greatest natural assets – the diverse and spectacular Atlantic coastline. The Wild Atlantic Way is not just however about landscapes and seascapes, it is so much more. It is a journey on which a visitor can explore landscapes, learn of our heritage, and engage with our culture and people. It can, above all, offer the visitor the chance of making many happy memories.

To assist in this, the route includes Discovery Points – locations of outstanding ocean views, and a smaller number of these are designated as Signature Points with especially breath-taking scenery.

There are thirty three Discovery Points in County Mayo, two of which are Signature Discovery points.

The two Signature Discovery Points in County Mayo are located at Keem, Achill and Downpatrick Head in North Mayo.

Mayo County Council has responsibility for the planning and development of Discovery Points in Mayo.

Among the works carried out in 2015 was the erection of photo points at each of the thirty three locations.

The newly developed Great Western Greenway from Lough Lannagh, Castlebar to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough has been another spectacular success. It was officially opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister of State Michael Ring on Friday the 1st May 2015.

The Greenway is a 10km linear trail offering a pleasant mix of countryside including fields, riverside woodlands, small sections of quiet country back roads and urban settings.  This route forms part of the National Cycle Network which is currently being developed throughout Ireland.

The Greenway is designed for shared use for leisure walkers, joggers and cyclists and was planned, designed and constructed by Mayo County Council using its own outdoor and professional design team. It was developed by way of Permissive Access in partnership with twenty eight local landowners without whose cooperation, enthusiasm and support the Greenway would have not been made possible.

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