Into the Bens

A mountain walk in Connemara

Enjoy hill walking? This is the walk for you. In the heart of Connemara are The Twelve Bens (ben is gaelic for peak); a mountain range of mostly quarzite summits and ridges.

We will climb three of the Twelve Bens: Ben Lettery (518 m), Ben Glenisky (517 m) and Bengower (664 m) on the South West flank of the Bens. On the peaks, you will see some rare species of alpine plants and upland blanket bog.

You will hear the history of the Ballynahinch estate – and the story about Richard Martin, known as Humanity Dick, and his island castle…

What’s included?

  • Experienced and qualified local guide
  • Tea or coffee and homemade biscuits

If you like, we can also provide a packed lunch supplied by the Connemara Hamper. Price: 12€

Pick up and drop of in Clifden with no extra charge. Limit of 4 people.
We’ll meet at the Clifden town centre (at the Alcock & Brown monument) at 9.30am.

Duration: 6 hours total
Level: Challenging
Fee: 75€ per person
– minimum 2 people

Let’s climb.

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