Need help planning a trip to Mayo? Visit Failte Ireland's tourist information site for the West of Ireland (external link).
Choose your walk wisely
Decide if you want a long distance walk, an energetic hill walk or a more leisurely lowland stroll (Easy, Moderate or Difficult). Decide how long in time you want to walk for.
Research the waymarked walking routes (sections) that are located in the region you are visiting or plan to walk in. Call into local tourist information points and ask people locally for advice and up to date information. You can use the details this site has on each of the Ways as a guide to further information.
Match the route choice with the ability (Fitness & Experience), and interest of the group. If you are not experienced on walking
Issues to consider while walking
Use a map or guide / trail brochure to keep track of where you are and mark/tick off the markings on the map as you go.
If in a group, stay together and watch out for each other
Be aware of traffic, especially if walking on busy roads
Watch for changes in weather, if it deteriorates be prepared to alter the route or turn back.
Don’t rush, take breaks, and most importantly enjoy yourself!
If something goes wrong