WILD CAMP -The Bangor Erris Trail

WILD CAMP -The Bangor Erris Trail


This is a two day hiking and wild camp

We meet at the Brogan Carroll bothy at Letterkeen Wood, 12km from the town of Newport. We will be following the traditional trail into Ireland’s wilderness & dark sky reserve in Ballycroy National Park, The trail was traditionally used as the main road from Bangor Erris to Newport.

This hike requires a good level of fitness. The terrain ranges from rough mountain terrain, very wet bog, boardwalk and trail, not to be underestimated.  

The total distance of this hike is 24km and a height ascent of 1200 approx.


What you need to bring?


- Waterproof walking boots with good ankle support

- Waterproof Jacket & trousers (The Irish weather can be very unpredictable!)

- Comfortable clothes to walk in

- Warm layer

- Lunch & Snacks

- 1.5-2lts of water

- Comfortable rucksack

- Any medication needed e.g. Inhaler 

In addition;

Food - You will need to carry snacks and water for 20 hours in the hills.

- 2 x Lunch (Saturday & Sunday)

- 1 x Dinner (Saturday)

- 1 x Breakfast (Sunday) 

- Snacks

- Additional water 

Overnight - We will be camping out on the Saturday night so you will also need to carry the following:

- Tent

- Sleeping Bag

- Sleeping Mat

- Stove, pot and cutlery

- Insect Repellent 

* please note the above are for meals when out on the hill.

Draft Itinerary for the hike


Meet at Brogan Carroll bothy 1130

Cover approx 16-18km on Saturday 


Up and packed ready to walking by around 0930

Finishing the hike by around 1300


*This is an end to end walk, shuttles will be required (masks must be worn) 

**To book transport please email us - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call or Text Darran - 0873386738.

***We have a limited stock of tents and and stoves available for rent - please get in touch for more information; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Information

Hike Date 28-Aug-2021
Capacity 12
Cut off date 26-08-2021
Individual Price €150
Meet Point Bangor Erris Trail
Location Mayo

We are no longer accepting registration for this hike