09 Apr

8. Walk or Cycle through the enchanting Belleek Woods – Europe’s largest urban woodland

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Situated along the banks of the river Moy lays the tranquil Belleek Woodswhich features some fantastic cycling and walking trails. This peaceful woodland stretches for six miles and is one of the largest urban forests in Europe. Around every corner there are treasures to be discovered and there are many historical features from bygone days to unearth at Belleek Woods including a hermitage site, Knox-Gore Monument also known as “The Horse’s Grave”, the ominous concrete boat which has lain breached at Belleek Woods for decades, and an extraordinary wall built during the famine in Ireland. The forest is well signposted and there are routes to suit all the family and level of cyclists.

A number of service providers offer bike rentals in the area, such as Paddle and PedalRachel’s Irish Adventures and Killala Bike Hire.