Sheskin Forest stretches from near Ballycastle to Bellacorrick. The forest is a large area of conifer forest established on the bog lands of north Mayo. The rolling hills in the northern section to Altderg Lough and the bog land in the southern section give this area its greatest asset – the expansive sky, which is constantly changing – this is Irelands BIG SKY COUNTRY. This large area of forest has no habitation and, apart from some forest tracks and the Western Way, is not easy to cross. This gives the forest a “wilderness” feel and offers real solitude to the visitor. Walkers and hikers should ensure that they have adequate clothing and footwear for difficult terrain. Be equipped with a map and compass and know how to use them and have snacks and drinks with you. Traversing this forest is approximately a 25 km trek in remote country and should not be undertaken lightly.

Between Bellacorick and Ballycastle

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