ACHILL ISLE WALKS
Explore the Island with a native guide
Achill Island is an ideal location for the walking enthusiast. At Achill Isle Walks we can cater for all levels of walkers, from gentle walks along the coast to the more demanding day out on Croaghan, Achill’s highest mountain. We look at the flora and fauna and archaeology that is available on each walk. We can provide a handcrafted itinerary of your choice for a number of multi-day walks or just the one walk during your stay on Achill. Allow yourself to unwind in Achill’s unspoilt landscape.
Sample Tours on Achill
Deserted Village Walk
A gentle 2 hour guided walk through 6000 years of history. We will look at the flora, fauna and field walls of the village and its long lost peoples.
A 4-5 hour guided walk through the Deserted Village and evidence of Neolithic man (4000 BC) and on to the summit of Slievemore taking in breathtaking views of the entire island of Achill.
Coffin Trail Walk.
A 4-5 hour walk along the slopes of Minaun to Dooega Head following in the footsteps of ancient legends.
Enjoy The Experience
From big groups to solo walkers, we are at your service to assist your adventurous spirit.
A native of Achill Island, Gerard is also a qualified Fáilte Ireland Approved Marine and Countryside Guide with speciality in Local History and Hillwalking. Gerard holds a Diploma in Archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has over 30 years experience of walking in the West of Ireland and particularly on Achill Island. In addition, he has walked in Scotland, Austria, Slovenia, Russia, Tanzania, South Africa, South America, and in many parts of Ireland.
Gerard served a term as Chair of the then Mountaineering Council of Ireland’s Hillwalking Committee. He is keenly aware of protecting our environment and Achill Isle Walks supports sustainable tourism and the “Leave No Trace” principles, vital for the maintenance of the beauty and ecology of the island.