If you’re keen on walking there are plenty of excellent short and long walks in the vicinity of the village, ranging from one to eight hours. A series of illustrative maps is available locally. In addition the village is the starting point for the Western Way, which will take you along the shores of Lough Corrib to Maam, through the Maamturk Mountains and the Inagh Valley to Killary Harbour, and on to Leenane. The path is one of the long distance walking routes in Ireland, and continues on to Westport through the Erriff valley. It’s a splendid trek and you can spend many days enjoying it. Below is a photo of the walk across Omey strand near Clifden.
For the hill walker, the Connemara mountains, or the Twelve Bens as they are known, are just half an hours drive away. Here amidst some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland you can walk or climb to your hearts content, taking in as many peaks as you like. Mountain guidebooks suggesting the best routes and walking are readily available at Camillaun.
Recently we climbed another few Maam Turk mountains in the depth of winter – nothing better!
The famous Glencoaghan horseshoe is a very challenging climb covering 7 of the peaks in just one day.