The Sheskin Forest Trail (which forms part of the Western Way from Co. Galway), stretches from near Ballycastle south to Bellacorick. This forest is a large area of conifer, established on the boglands of north Mayo. This is a trail that will take you across some of the wildest and most remote forests in the west of Ireland, giving a feeling of wilderness and offering real solitude to the visitor. Those who travel across the forest will come across some interesting tress and features such as the monkey puzzle at Sheskin Lodge, a former hunting lodge, and many old walls of former homesteads that indicate the level of habitation of this area of north Mayo in previous times. Walkers and hikers should ensure that they have the clothing and footwear for difficult terrain, be equipped with a map and compass and know how to use them and have snacks and drinks. This trek is in remote country and should not be undertaken lightly.