Emerging from the forestry the Western Way follows a bog road until it reaches the R312, a regional road, and then the N59 to Bellacorick.
There are many bog pools and small lakes dotting the open bogland beyond the forestry. Bog Bean often grows around the edges. Teal, Ireland’s smallest breeding duck, can be seen on the quieter pools. Like many of the places that the Western Way traverses this is a Special Area of Conservation. In 1947, the year of the great snow, two men lost their lives in this area when they became isolated and lost in snowdrifts.