Enjoy any of our SUNDAY 30th April 2017 walks with a one day ticket.
Walk One - Category A - Mweelrea
Mweelrea is the highest mountain in Connaught with dramatic sea, island & upland views on every side. This festival walk will set out from the southern
end of Doolough (north of Bald's Bridge in the Delphi Valley), follows the airy cliff- edge to Ben Bury & then on to the 814m high summit before dropping
steeply down to the Killary shore for transport back to Leenane by Rib & bus
Duration: c. 7 hours.
Ascent: c. 815m
Walk Two - Category B - Ben Gorm
The walk starts on the Southern slopes of the mountain where we begin our trek to the summit. At 700m the views over Killary Fiord and the
offshore Islands are fabulous. We descend to a bog track in the Doolough Valley and make our way back to our starting point.
Duration: c. 4 - 5 hours.
Ascent: c. 700m
Grade: Moderate / Hard
Walk Three - Category C - Connemara National Park
During this walk Breandan will discuss the flora & fauna of the Connemara National Park and look at the geology & history of the area while you walk on boardwalk and gravel footpaths at a leisurely pace.
Distance: c. TBA
Duration: c. TBA
Ascent: c. TBA
Walk Four- Archaeology Field Trip - TBA
Exploring the 6000 year - Archaeology and History of Kylemore Valley in the heart of the Connemara Highlands.
Hike to a 5800 year old megalithic tomb ago & the site of a lost early church site & Holy well. Later on, to a long abandoned and rarely visited Marconi Telegraph station built at a time Connemara was at the cutting edge of modern research.
A great day out with renowned Archaeologist Michael Gibbons.
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