The Bangor Trail once described by ‘The UK Telegraph’ newspaper, as one of Europe’s top 24 walking routes. The trail is a challenging 30 kilometre hike, which brings you from Newport to Bangor Erris, through the uninhabited mountain range of “Neiphin Beg”.
The trail has a long history and may date back as early as the 16th century. It was the main route used by the locals and emigrants leaving the area and for people transporting livestock.
If your looking for peace and tranquillity you will enjoy the utter silence and isolation amongst the wild mountains. There is a hut along the trail providing decent shelter for campers, that sleeps up to six people. With no roads and no houses for miles around, The Bangor Trail is an exhilarating escape into the wilderness of the Erris region – voted the best place in Ireland to go wild!