Ballycroy National Park

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Ballycroy National Park : activities and sites to visit

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What to expect?

Ballycroy National Park is a wilderness park located in Mayo County. Classified as Ireland’s 6th National Park, it covers over 11,000 hectares of mountains, forests, heathland and peat bogs… The lakes also have their place, and offer magnificent views of the surrounding area. A true paradise for nature lovers!

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An exceptional park, rich in activities!

The Ballycroy Park, has the peculiarity of being crossed by an imposing mountain range, named Nephin Beg. Slieve Carr, is the most imposing mountain, with its 721 meters of altitude. It offers a breathtaking view of the entire park.

The park is above all famous for Owenduff, a gigantic peat bog, known to scientists as one of the most interesting active peat bogs in Western Europe. Its fauna is of a rare diversity and offers an exceptional view for visitors.

Ballycroy Park has a Visitor Centre, located in the village of Ballycroy on Route 59 between Mulranny and Bangor Erris. Do not hesitate to ask them for the trails: there are many possible hikes on the spot.
Don’t forget to bring with you a backpack, food and drink, something to cover up in case of rain, and above all, a good camera to immortalize your exploration! The site is beautiful: don’t hesitate to explore it (but never go alone).