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The Western Way - This is a famous walk that will take you into Connemara.

It starts some six mile out the Glann road near Lough Corrib.

This is an excellent viewing point to the Hill of Doon.

The first part of the trail will take you all the way to Maam, a distance of 14km.

ough Corrib from the Western Way

The Western Way takes you along the banks of one of Ireland longest lake, Lough Corrib, a world-renowned fishing Lough for freshwater trout and salmon. It is said that Lough Corrib has an island for every day of the year, so as we stroll along you will have a chance to count them. The first section of this walk is on a narrow country road that eventually guides us into a plantation of Silver Birch and conifers. Over the Owenree River and onto an area of open moorland, it is this wilderness area that will give you your first great sense of remoteness.
Wild flowers like, Sundew, Butterwort, Bog Asphodel and many more wild species grow in abundance here. The trail eventually leads us onto an old bog road that is only used today by the local people, mainly for the harvesting of peat and to take the sheep to and from the mountains.
 

Tonwee Wood Walk
This walk begins over the small bridge on the church side of town. Instead of going along the river, continue along the road as you turn right off the bridge. The road is the Scenic Route or the High Road and will give you spectacular panoramic views of Lough Corrib.

The Owenriff Way Walk
A walk through the town and along the banks of the Owenriff river.

 
   
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