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The Crucspullagadaun Loop Walk starts from the Manulla football grounds. Travelling from Castlebar, take the N60 Claremorris Road. After approximately 5km lookout for finger post ign for Manualla or Crucspullagadaun Loop Walk. Follow the signage until you arrive at Manulla football grounds
At a Glance
Name: Crucspullagadaun Loop Walk
Trailhead / Start Point: Manulla Football Pitch
Distance: 9 kms
Estimated Time: Approximately 2 hours
Trail Waymarking: Blue
Terrain: Country Lanes, Forestry Paths & Stony Paths
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Minimum Gear: Walking Shoes & Raingear
Os Discover Map: Sheet No 31
Services: Services such as shop, pub etc are available in Manulla and Balla
Starting from the Manulla Football Clubhouse, continue along the road, with the football ground on your left, turn right at the end of the football grounds and follow the tarred road uphill for 1.4 km until you reach a fork in the road at point A, alternatively if you want to avoid walking the uphill section you can drive up the hill and park your car at one of the lay-bys near the top, making sure not to block the road.
Taking the right hand fork follow the road for a further 1.5 km before turning left into a forest. Turn left when you emerge from the forest, the trail continues along the western face of the hill, where you will have extensive views of West Mayo, including Lough Conn, the Nephin Mountains, Achill island, Clare Island, Croagh Patrick, the Partry Mountains & Lough Carra.
The trail returns to point A from here you retrace your steps down hill to reach the Football club.