Lettermaghera Loop

Lettermaghera Loop is located near Clew Bay in County Mayo. This walking route includes the lower slopes of the Nephin Beg Mountains. It’s a fairly easy route and you will only have to climb a hundred metres on this walking path. The walk begins three kilometres from Newport which is a small town dating from the 18th century. This town is known for its delightfully beautiful viaduct made of red sandstone. The walk starts at the Derrad Community Centre. From here you follow a narrow lane towards north. After passing a few small lakes, you will arrive at Furnace Lough. This lake is famous for having Europe’s largest marine research facility. Going further, you will come across Salmon Leap Bridge where Furnace Lough and Lough Feeagh meet. Here you can enjoy the beautiful sight of different kinds of fishes swimming in the water. Going left from here, there is a bog road where you can treat yourself to some mesmerizing views of Clew Bay. Now the track will turn south. After passing a few lakes and an abandoned railway track, the sight of the Community Centre will signal the end of your relaxing walk through this beautiful area.

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