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Letterkeen Loop is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newport, County Mayo, Ireland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 1,312 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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This is a well-marked circular hike beginning at the car park off Nephin Drive. The trail begins by crossing the Altacooney River and heading towards the boundary of Ballycray National Park. After following the park's borders for a ways, the path turns left and leads back to the car park where you began.

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paul kelly
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Hiking

great walk, varied scenary, challenging enough to clear a few cobwebs! lovely views half way round at the top of the steady climb. well marked, sturdy footwear needed.

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bren oshea
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Hiking

moderate walk in remote yet beautiful area was wet/stony in places hiking boots needed very well signed

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Fiona Collumb
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful walk/hike. Wetland with amount of rainfall previously. Dogs loved the hike - Wellington waterproof footwear needed. BEWARE - at the last part of the trail its very confusing where you need to go and easily getting lost - no cover for maps to help and there are miles and miles of forest walk.. Would highly recommend

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anna raba
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Nature tripsGreat!MuddyRocky

Very nice walk. It's a bit difficult at the beginning, rocky road, flooded and muddy a bit in some parts. Beautiful views. This walk is a mixture of hiking and forest walk. Definitely hiking shoes recomended.

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Daragh Quinn
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Hiking

Excellent trail. Varied terrain. A bit soft under foot in places. Beautiful, pristine landscapes. Well laid out with direction posts at regular intervals. We stopped for a snack on a large rock at the apex of the climb, which was gentle. A good day.

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Bruno Silva
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WalkingMuddyScramble

The visuals are amazing. Doesn't matter which direction you look at, there is a nice pic opportunity!! Mountains, river, fields, trees... all colorful and lovely. We were lucky to be there on a sunny day with blue sky too. The trail is very wet with lots of mud puddles. I was there with my three kids (9, 7 and 3) but we didn't have the right shoes so did not finish it this time... We will certainly go back there!!

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Quentin Godeau
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Hiking

There are 3 paths possible that you can take. it is the same beginning and the purple trail is the longest and the hardest (regular mud during the trail) The one that is present here is the red one (medium size)

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Jonathan Rixon
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Backpacking

ever on a bad day the place was spectacular

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rory langdon
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First to Review

really nice trail bit covered in sections but overall moderate walk our 5year old completed no problem really well marked and set up

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Elena Chepukova
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Hiking
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Mary Kenneally
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Oisin Tobin
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George Suping
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noel murphy
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Tom O Dowd
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Phillip Sanger
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David Harris
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Hiking
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Jamie Rooney
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Mountain biking
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James Howley
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Hiking
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