Erris Head Loop Walk, Belmullet

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Erris Head is a promontory at the northernmost tip of the Mullet Peninsula, located in the barony of Erris in northwest County Mayo, Ireland. It is a well known and recognised landmark used by mariners and weather forecasters, and is also a scenic viewpoint, with an unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean and steep rocky cliffs. It is not served by any road and can only be reached by crossing a number of fields.Special Area of ConservationErris Head has been designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under the European Union's Habitats Directive. Erris Head SAC comprises approximately 15km of cliff plus adjoining habitats. The geology of the region consists of acid rocks, such as quartzite, gneiss and Silurian schists and slates. The sea cliffs are very exposed and subject to very high rainfall. They are of moderate height, reaching a maximum of about 90m in the north-east and are predominantly north-facing. A notable habitat on the site is alpine heath, which occurs inland from the tops of the sea cliffs.Marine reserveAn area of sea, extending 200m from the base of the cliffs, forms part of the site. This is included mainly to provide added protection for the cliff-nesting seabirds.
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  • Absolutely brilliant track! Magnificent views of the sea, great Landschaft.Gehzeit ca 2stunden... Very much recommended!
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  • The loop is a beautiful and slightly strenuous walk with views that are as breathtaking as the Cliffs of Moher!  more »
  • Well signposted route, scenic views around. Parking lot with two toilets. Take the time to take the great spectacle of the onrushing waves on the rocks.
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  • A loop walk along the north coast with wonderful views of high cliffs rocky inlets and the open ocean..A lovely peaceful and quiet environment... The loop is around 3 miles...photo opportunities throughout...can see the stags of broadhaven from here...But can get very windy... Recommended...
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  • Very sexy, about five and a half km long hiking trail along the coastline of the Erris head with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. After rains, a large part of the hiking trail only with stout footwear and rubber boots is to use. Limited parking for only about a dozen car
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