Benwee Head

Wild Atlantic Way

Unleash Your Inner Adventurer and Conquer Ireland's Most Northerly Summit

Embark on an exhilarating motorcycle journey to Benwee Head, Mayo’s northern gem, where the rugged coastline meets the boundless Atlantic Ocean. Join us as we navigate winding roads and sheep paths to uncover cultural treasures and breathtaking vistas that will leave you spellbound.
Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point - Benwee Head Mayo
Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point - Benwee Head Mayo

As motorcycle enthusiasts, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of the open road and the promise of adventure around every bend. Today, we set our sights on Benwee Head in County Mayo, a majestic summit that beckons with its wild beauty and rich history. So get ready for an unforgettable ride along the dramatic cliffs and windswept landscapes of County Mayo.

Exploring Benwee Head, An Bhinn Bhuí

At the northernmost tip of Mayo, Benwee Head is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The rugged terrain unfolds before us as we traverse the Head Loop, revealing panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Stags of Broadhaven. We’re treated to glimpses of ancient landmarks and hidden gems that dot the landscape with each twist and turn.

Immersing in Nature’s Splendour: As we pause to take in the breathtaking scenery, we’re reminded of the raw power and beauty of the natural world. From towering sea stacks to rocky arches, Benwee Head offers a sensory feast for the eyes and the soul. As we navigate the challenging terrain on our motorcycles, we can’t help but feel a sense of exhilaration and freedom that comes with exploring untamed landscapes.

Conclusion: Our motorcycle adventure to Benwee Head has been nothing short of spectacular. From the adrenaline-pumping ride along winding coastal roads to the moments of quiet contemplation amidst rugged cliffs, every twist and turn has been filled with wonder and awe. As we bid farewell to this remote outpost, we carry memories that will last a lifetime, reminding us of the untamed beauty of Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast.

Here you can find Benwee Head:

Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point @An Bhinn Bhuí


How do I access Benwee Head by motorcycle? Between Head can be accessed by motorcycle via the Gaeltacht village of Ceathrú Thaidhg. From there, follow the marked trail to the summit, which offers stunning views of the surrounding coastline.

What should I bring for a motorcycle trip to Benwee Head? Pack weatherproof clothing, sturdy footwear, and supplies for a day in the great outdoors. Additionally, ensure your motorcycle is in good condition and equipped for navigating challenging terrain.

Are there any entry fees for visiting Benwee Head? No, there are no entry fees for visiting Benwee Head. However, visitors must respect the natural environment and adhere to designated trails and pathways.

Is the Benwee Loop Walk suitable for all fitness levels? The Benwee Loop Walk is a challenging route traverses varied terrain, including dry bog tracks and open bogland. While it offers spectacular views, it may not suit those with mobility issues or limited fitness levels.

Can I bring my dog to Benwee Head? Yes, dogs are welcome at Benwee Head, but they must be kept on a lead at all times to ensure the safety of other visitors and wildlife.

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