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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 anywhere along the main road.

On your right hand side you will see Knock pashaeemore standing at 412 metres.
There is no track, take on this peak immediately and go straight to the top.

A pretty exhausting climb but when youve arrived at the top of Knock pashaeemore all the hard work is done. Ben Baun is now well in your grasp. Continue South West along the flatlands which can be boggy in wet weather.

Keeping the little lake on your left hand side for a nice approach to Ben Baun, rise up on the north shoulder of Ben Baun where the terrain will turn from boggy grassland to loose sharp rock. Continue straight up the face where you may or may not catch a path that has been establish from walkers before you. As you approach the top, make note of the direction you came from as this is the only easy way back off Ben Baun. To return, trace your footsteps back down the loose rock, and back down the way you came.

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Welcome to Mike's Connemara Blog. Here you will find valuable information to make the most of your time in Connemara. Mike is a well traveled Connemara native who for the past 15 years has taken pride in helping people find the best Connemara has to offer. Walks, Hikes, The best tourist attractions, secret picnic spots, events, festivals, bars,  restaurants and accommodation are just some of the categories he covers. It's all impartial advice but bear in mind Mike also runs The Connemara National Park Lodge and Restaurant 🙂  
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