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Lough Aroher Loop – Wild Nephin National Park

Discovering the Hidden Gem of Wild Nephin National Park: The Lough Aroher Loop

Embark on a breathtaking adventure through the remote wilderness of Wild Nephin National Park on the Lough Aroher Loop.

Located in the northern region of County Mayo, the Lough Aroher Loop is a hidden gem that offers seclusion and stunning scenery. The 14km looped walk starts from the Brogan Carroll Bothy in Letterkeen Woods and takes you on a journey through dense forests, crystal-clear rivers, and breathtaking mountain views.

The trail begins with a crossing over the Altaconey River via a metal footbridge. From there, follow the red, blue, and purple arrows as you explore old cattle roads and navigate your way through dense forestry.

The highlight of the trail is undoubtedly the stunning Lough Aroher, which you'll see from the sandy roadway as you make your way along its shores. The peaceful and serene waters of the lake are the perfect spot for a rest and offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

The trail takes you through Sheep's Pass, where you'll encounter steep ascents and descents, adding an extra level of difficulty to the trail. As you make your way back to the Brogan Carroll Bothy, you'll pass by the spuming Altaconey River once again, offering a refreshing end to your journey.

The Lough Aroher Loop is a challenging and rewarding hike that showcases the natural beauty of Wild Nephin National Park. If you're up for the challenge, this trail is not to be missed.


Bothy at Letterkeen, Newport, Co Mayo