Cong Lakes Walking Weekend is a May bank holiday 3-night guided walking break. Three days of easy to moderate walking in and around the picturesque south Mayo village of Cong, with full-board B&B accommodation.
Cong and Clonbur villages inhabit the narrow strip between the great Loughs Mask and Corrib, on the Galway Mayo border. This is lakeshore and woodland country, with lovely off-road trails that take our group through native woodlands, inhabited by pine marten, red squirrel and fallow deer.
Two days walking are classed 'easy', on relatively flat ground through the lovely woods of this special part of the West of Ireland. The third is labelled 'moderate' with a climb to the 417m (1,300ft) summit of Benlevy, offering tremendous views over the two great lakes.
Visit Cong Abbey and megalithic tombs. See the famous Cong canal. Stay in B&B accommodation, with full board, including three breakfasts, three dinners and three packed lunches for the walks.
In addition to the lovely, relaxing walks, Cong has a great traditional music scene, with live séisiúns in pubs each night of the bank holiday weekend.
Minibus transfer from and back to Castlebar train station is included as part of the package. No need to bring the car to Mayo.