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Connemara Walking Guide

The Connemara National Park is one of the most popular walks in Ireland. There is no doubt this is a great walk. However, in the immediate area there are abundance of walks which are equally as dramatic. I have compiled a walking guide to help you make the most of the area in terms of walking so you can enjoy as much walking as you like!!!.

WALK 1 – Tully mountain Grade: 5-10

Tully mountain first peak. zero pain for lots of gain distance is 4km up and down time: 1 hour 45 mins Height: 357 meters or option 2 is the full duck (full curcuit of tully mountain) distance is 10 km up and around and down Time: 4 hours max Wow factor 8/10 From...

WALK 2 – Benchoona garraun & Binn Fraoigh Grade: 7-10

Benchoona garraun & Binn Fraoigh Difficulty: 7-10 distance for the circuit 9km time: 4.5 hrs How to get there: From Letterfrack take the Tully Cross Road to Tully Cross. Turn right down the hill for 3 miles. Along the coastal road towards lettergesh. When you get...

WALK 3 – Ben Baun , The Big Daddy of the 12 pins. Grade: 8-10

Ben Baun , The Big Daddy of the 12 pins. Difficulty: 8-10 Distance: 9kms Height: 725 metres Time 4.5 hours up and down. How to get there. From Letterfrack take the Westport road 9kms. Turn right just after Kylemore Pass hotel. Go 4 kms down the road and park your car...

WALK 4 – Mweel Reas Mountain. Grade: 9-10

Mweel Reas Mountain. The tallest mountian West of the Shannon river. Difficulty: 9-10 Distance: 8kms Height: 800+ metres Time: 5 hours How to get there. From Letterfrack take the Westport Road 2.5km past leenane to the turnoff Louisberg turn left. Continue straight...

WALK 5 – The Dawros River Walk grade: 3-10

The Dawros River Walk Difficulty: 3-10 Distance: 7kms Height: flat Time: 2 hours and 15 mins From Letterfrack you can walk along the N59 towards Westport for almost 2kms until lyou see the river on the left hand side beneath you. Be careful its a steep enbankment down...

WALK 6 – The Lettergesh Circuit. Grade: 2 -10

The Lettergesh Circuit. “One of 50 places in the world to see before you die.”. - B.B.C Travel 2008 The only place mentioned in Ireland. Difficulty: 2 -10 Distance: kms Height: flat Time: 2 hours and 15 mins How to get there. From Letterfrack take the Tully Cross Road...

WALK 7 – The Killary Fjord walk. Grade: 2-10

The Killary Fjord walk Three varieties of walk. 1. The Devils Cut. 2. The Fjord and lake circuit. 3. Letter Difficulty: 2 -10 Distance: kms Height: flat Time: 2 hours and 15 mins A flat walk on road and track that takes you through some of the most scenery to be seen...

A Day in the Connemara National Park

The Connemara National Park is one of the most exhilarating activities to do in Connemara. It will most certainly be one of the highlights of any trip to Ireland. Located just ten minutes walk from the Lodge the park will present an eclectic array of views and...

Walking in connemara

I can honestly say that letterfrack is the best base for anyone interested in walking / hiking in connemara. There's good well priced accommodation available at the connemara national park hostel - letterfrack lodge,which has hostel and hotel styled rooms. The...

The garran complex, my featured walk 2015

Each year I like to focus on a walk in the area and give very detailed info on the walk. This year it's my personal favourite , the garran complex . A cluster of 3 peaks over looking the Atlantic Ocean that just happens to be at the back of my house in Lettergesh and...

Walking the Killary Fjord

I’ve had the most spectacular day walking along the Killary Fjord! This is definitely one of my top recommendations to people passing through Connemara!...

Visiting Connemara in Winter

Hello from beyond the hills and mountains of Connemara. And the temperatures drop and the winter sets in in earnest the Letterfrack Lodge stays warm, cosy and inviting to the discerning traveler who ventures west. Good fortune favors the brave and the good fortune...

A Walk in The Connemara National Park

The Connemara National Park is one of the most exhilarating activities to do in Connemara. It will most certainly be one of the highlights of any trip to Ireland. Located just ten minutes walk from the Lodge the park will present an eclectic array of views and...

My Walk up Tully Mountain

Tully Mountain definitely provides the best view over the seashore and the whole Connemara area. If you are lucky you can look as far as to the Croagh Patrick near Westport and southwards as far as to the whole Galway Bay. You also have splendid views over the Twelve...

17 Photos that Prove Diamond Hill is a MUST DO hike!

The incredible views from the top of Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park make it a must-do hike if you are in Connemara. Here are the photos to prove it! Its a 2 hour 30 minutes hike roundtrip, little pain for so much gain. Make your way up there! If you are...