A difficult four-six hour mountain climb of three nearby peaks in the wild 12 Bens; Benbaun (Mweelin), Benbrack and Knockbrack. Features significant archaeology (a holy well, a megalithic toumb, a children’s burial ground), beautiful mountain landscape, and part of the Connemara National Park. Distance is about 8.5km with about 670m of total ascent. Terrain includes rocky mountain tops, steep open hillsides, wet bog, sheep track and surfaced road. Requires good fitness, strong walking boots with good ankle support and multi-layer outdoor clothes (including waterproof jacket/pants, fleece, hat, gloves) along with food and water. Price is €70/person with 3 places currently available. The weather is generally showery with moderate wind.
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