The Great Outdoors


Are you travelling in a group, with friends, a loved one or flying solo? A family break? Never fear, there is something for everyone in Castlebar.

Here is a taste of some of the great walks and outdoor activities that await you or if you would like something a bit more adventurous then

Castlebar can offer this too!


Walking & Cycling

There are lots of great walking and cycling routes that you can take around Castlebar and you are on the doorstep to the start of the Great Western Greenway. 43km of off road walking and cycling, the longest of its kind in Ireland.

Westport to Newport 12.5km

Newport to Mulranny 18km

Mulranny to Achill 13km

Castlebar to The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough 10km

National Museum of Ireland – Country Life – Lough Lannagh – Rehins Woods 16km


Historical Walks

For guided historical walks.

Phone Brian Hoban Tel: 087 9234504

Castlebar has so much to offer walkers with many beautiful walks through its

unspoilt countryside. Since 1967 Castlebar has hosted an International walking

festival which attracts walkers from all over the world.

Mayo Adventure Experience


Mayo Adventure Experience is an outdoor activity company based in the heart of Castlebar at Lough Lannagh. The company offers a range of activities for all abilities, in and out of the water. Activities include team building, orienteering, canoeing and stand up paddling. Water based activities range from 1 hour taster sessions up to overnight expeditions; we will cater to your needs as requested. Orienteering courses and mapping are also being offered to schools and clubs around the county.

Tel: 087 161 6363


Bikes & Boards

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Bikes and boards is a bicycle, boat and stand up paddle boarding rental company based in Lough Lannagh holiday village Castlebar county Mayo.
Tel: 087 752 5934


Castlebar Lough Lannagh Lake Town Walk

This is a must see walking trail dotted with wildlife. It is a great walk for children and is stroller friendly. Along the way you will come across a playground, an outdoor gym and you are sure to meet a few ducks.

Located just a stones throw from the centre of town. To circumnavigate Lough Lannagh lake is 1.9km. You can deviate to Lough Lannagh village along the route to enjoy a refreshing beverage.


Rehins Wood, Newport Road, Castlebar.

This a a semi natural, native woodland site located just 4km from Castlebar on the Newport Rd and is serviced by a path to its start.The walk around the woodland will take approx 25mins.

Rehins is a place steeped in history and its beautiful woodland has only been opened up to the community in recent months, The national forestry service -Coilte has opened a small network of paths through the wood, completed with helpful signage explaining the nature of what is growing all around you.

The path is accessible to all types of footwear and the terrain is suitable for buggies.There are a few steep sections which should be watched out for.


Running / Jogging / Walking

Castlebar Fit for Life meet every Mon at 7pm and Thurs at 8pm at the Car park beside Aldi. New people always welcome.

parkrun is a FREE weekly timed 5km recreational run. Meet every Saturday

morning at 9.30am from the Tennis club.



Castlebar Golf Club is a classic 18 hole golf course located 5km from Castlebar at Rocklands.

Ph: 094 9021649


Balla Golf Club is an 18 hole golf course located 14km from Castlebar.

Ph: 094 9365470



Six all weather outdoor courts this state of the art facility is located on the banks of Lough Lannagh on Lannagh rd.



Springfield Golf Academy Tel: 086 8652172



There is no better way to explore the pastures of Mayo than by horse back. Contact Turlough Equitation Centre.

Tel: 094 9026646



Castlebar has several playgrounds

located in the town.

1.At the entrance to Tennis Club

2.At rear of the Lough Lannagh Lake

3.Beside Scoil Raifteiri