Western Way

Description

  1. Name Western Way
  2. Distance de sentier 179 km, 111 milles
  3. Durée en jours 7 jours
  4. Début de sentier Oughterard
  5. Fin de sentier Ballycastle
  6. Classement Traildino MW, Marche modérée, sentier de randonnée
  7. Classement Traversée de montagne T1, Randonnée

Western Way

Western Way, Oughterard - Ballycastle, 179 km, 7 days

Prepare for a real muddy experience, and this isn't even New Zealand. This trail explores some of the bleakest and most midge infested areas of Ireland, the west. This is the unhappy scene of the 19th century, when thousands of poor peasants died from famine, followed by an emigration wave that depopulated the area.

The Western Way starts on the shores of Lough Corrib, climbs a windy pass, descends to Killary Harbour - a pretty fjord like sea inlet. Follows a more populated area. Further north, the path enters a true wilderness area, mountains dominate the horizon, wind farms beyond, bog beneath your feet. At places, The path has been reinforced with planks. You will cross vast areas of conifer plantations. If you want a B&B for sleep, you probably have to arrange a pick up in this area.

Select some tracks
The Western Way - Galway, 56km
The Western Way - Mayo, 124km

Evaluations

Evaluation 7.0 | 3 votes | No 5. en Irlande
  • Oranginas, hiking trails Europe Avril 1994
  • Evaluation 8
  • Positive Moors, peat, Crough Patrick, The Twelve Bens, the fantastic Bangor-trail: slowly increasing, clumps of grass and looking for the best Western-way.……...sometimes with a lot of water, from above and on the ground, in the shoes, in everything….. emptiness........
  • Negative Some sections with asphalt
  • Henk Nouws Août 1997
  • Evaluation 7
  • Positive Emptiness.
  • Negative Midges, billions.
  • Joke ter Weele Août 1997
  • Evaluation 6
  • Positive The beautiful green landscape
  • Negative Midges and rain
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