Benbulben - a guided hike on Sligo's Iconic mountain. (Fully Booked)
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - a guided hike on Sligo's Iconic mountain. (Fully Booked)

Details

:Please note that this hike is now fully booked.

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Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.

There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.

At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large coach/car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge.

The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 400m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike.

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury.

NB - Cancellation policy

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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Snowdonia - North Wales hiking weekend (Fully Booked)
May
24
to May 27

Snowdonia - North Wales hiking weekend (Fully Booked)

Snowdonia is a region in northwest Wales concentrated around the mountains and glacial landforms of massive Snowdonia National Park. 
The park contains the highest mountain in Wales and England, Mount Snowdon 1085m. 

We will travel from Dublin to Hollyhead by ferry on Friday.
Saturday will see us undertaking a hike on the famous Glyders with its iinfamous Cantilever Rock. 
On Sunday we will climb Mount Snowdon via the beautiful less travelled Rhyd Ddu trail. 

While these hikes are not technical they will require a good level of fitness.

We will base ourselves in the beautiful village of Betws-y-Coed
The accommodation is in a 4 star B&B. on a shared basis
There is choice of beautiful restaurants for evening meals. 

The cost of the weekend is 400 euro. 
Max number 12. 

INCLUDED
*Return ferry crossing,
* 3 nights B&B, 
*Two fully guided hikes.

NOT INCLUDED
*Packed lunches
*Evening Meals.
*Travel insurance. 

Car Transport. 
We will require two car drivers whose fuel costs will be fully reimbursed. 

Booking: A deposit of 100 euro is required at time of booking with the balance to be paid in full one month before departure.

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support 

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Benbulben - a guided hike up Sligo's iconic mountain
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - a guided hike up Sligo's iconic mountain

Due to popular demand we have decided to add an additional Benbulben hike for the June bank holiday weekend.

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Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.

There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gully's. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.

At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of Sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliffe Church large coach/car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge.

The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 400m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essential for this hike.

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury.

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Benbulben - a guided hike on Sligo's Iconic mountain.
Jun
3
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - a guided hike on Sligo's Iconic mountain.

Details

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.

There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.

At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large coach/car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge.

The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 400m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike.

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury.

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Slieve League Horseshoe - A guided hike (FULLY BOOKED)
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Slieve League Horseshoe - A guided hike (FULLY BOOKED)

Details

Slieve League is a beautiful mountain on the south west Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres, it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland.

The hike starts at the famous Bunglass viewing point.

Standing at the viewing point, look down into the sea below you will see two rock formations which look very like a huge desk and chair. These are called "The Giant's Desk and Chair"

The route continues along the ridge crossing the famous path known as the "One man pass". While the path is narrow it is not dangerous.

The return route descends following a marked trail to reach the pilgrim way.

This hike is highly recommended for its stunning views from the highest sea cliffs in Ireland.

Early booking is advisable as numbers are limited.

The hike will take approx. 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet in Teelin village 9:30am outside The Rusty Mackerel bar and restaurant.

Distance: 12 kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map sheet 10

Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential.

Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended

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Benbaun - a guided hike up Galway's highest mountain (Fully Booked)
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

Benbaun - a guided hike up Galway's highest mountain (Fully Booked)

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Benbaun 729m is the highest peak of the 12 Bens. It is also the highest point in County Galway.

The 12 Bens are alpine like and consist of mainly quartize rock which is evident on Benbaun which on a bright day glistens and appears almost white. Benbaun- “White Ben”

We plan to climb Benbaun from Glencorbet farm via the Knockpasheemore ridge.

This is a tough demanding hike over mixed terrain and requires a good level of fitness. Nevertheless the rewards are great with reaching the highest peak of the entire 12 Ben’s range, also ticking off the Galway county top not to mention the stunning views in good visibility

Meet 9:30am at Leenane Hotel car park (just across the road from the hotel)

We will car pool at Leenane and drive the short distance to the Lough Inagh Valley to commence our hike at 10am

Cost: 30 Euro per person.

Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)

Time 5/6 hours.

Height Gain 750m

Distance 12kms

OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k

To register for this guided hike please send an email via the event page or web site outlining how many places required and details of current address and contact tel no.

You will then receive an email detailing how to complete the registration.

Difficulty level. Hard.

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain

Email: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 00 353 86 3454045

Contact us

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

For further details please visit us on our web site:

http://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Kings Mountain to Glencar - Guided hike (FULLY BOOKED)
Jul
6
9:30 AM09:30

Kings Mountain to Glencar - Guided hike (FULLY BOOKED)

This in my opinion is one of the most beautiful hikes throughout Sligo and Leitrim, and is highly recommended.

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The hike combines stunning scenery, historic interest and industrial history. This mid summer hike brings a change of colour and vibrancy to the landscape.

We commence the day by climbing Kings Gully, stopping at the Noble Six cross to remember the terrible time in Ireland's civil war that lead to tragic events that unfolded on Kings Mountain.

The route continues along the escarpment with views of the Glencar Valley.

A short detour will bring us to the old disused Barytes mines at Glencarbury where we can learn about the history of Barytes mining and its importance to the locality of Sligo/Letrim for many years.

Then its on to explore the highest waterfall in Ireland, the Devils Chimney known as "Sruth Aigh ar an Airde", which translated literally means "The stream against the height". A unique feature of this waterfall is that at certain times it flows upward due to the updraught

Finally we make our way down the old bog road to Glencar lake and the end of our hike.

The hike will take approx. 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet at Glencar Waterfall car park at 9:30am

Distance: 12 kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

Please note that your places are not guaranteed until registration fee is paid.

You will receive details on how to pay the registration fee on receipt of your booking request.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Slieve League Horseshoe - A guided hike
Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

Slieve League Horseshoe - A guided hike

Due to popular demand we are adding another opportunity to join this beautiful cliff hike

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Slieve League is a beautiful mountain on the south west Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres, it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland.

The hike starts at the famous Bunglass viewing point.

Standing at the viewing point, look down into the sea below you will see two rock formations which look very like a huge desk and chair. These are called "The Giant's Desk and Chair"

The route continues along the ridge crossing the famous path known as the "One man pass". While the path is narrow it is not dangerous.

The return route descends following a marked trail to reach the pilgrim way.

This hike is highly recommended for its stunning views from the highest sea cliffs in Ireland.

Early booking is advisable as numbers are limited.

The hike will take approx. 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet in Teelin village 9:30am outside The Rusty Mackerel bar and restaurant.

Distance: 12 kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map sheet 10

Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential.

Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

For full details please visit us on our web site:

http://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Croagh Patrick via Bengoram - a unique approach
Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

Croagh Patrick via Bengoram - a unique approach

Croagh Patrick is the third highest mountain in Connaught. It is 764m high and nicknamed "The Reek"

According to Christian tradition, St. Patrick went up the sacred mountain at festival time in 441 AD. After fasting at the summit for 40 days, he banished all the snakes and demons from Ireland.

The normal route is from Murrisk and is climbed by countless thousands of pilgrims and tourists per year.

We plan to climb Croagh Patrick via Ben Goram which is a westerly spur and provides a nice quiet alternative. We will descend on the same route. The climb via Ben Goram is very beautiful and superior in every way to the usual pilgrim path and highly recommended.

Meeting point: Pilgrim car park in Murrisk at 9:30am

Cost: 25 Euro per person.

Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)

Time 5 to 6 hours.

Height Gain 750m

OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k

Difficulty level. Hard.

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain

Pre registration is essential.

Places are not guaranteed until registration fee is paid.

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

We will then send you details on how to pay the registration fee.

Please note any information provided at time of booking will not be shared with a third party and is entirely for our records.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Benbulben - a guided hike on Sligo's Iconic mountain.
Aug
7
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - a guided hike on Sligo's Iconic mountain.

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.

There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.

At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large coach/car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge.

The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 400m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essential for this hike.

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury.

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Kings Mountain to Glencar - A guided hike.
Aug
10
9:30 AM09:30

Kings Mountain to Glencar - A guided hike.

Details

This in my opinion is one of the most beautiful hikes throughout Sligo and is highly recommended.

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The hike combines stunning scenery, historic interest and industrial history. The start of spring brings a change of colour and vibrancy to the landscape.

We commence the day by climbing Kings Gully, stopping at the Noble Six cross to remember the terrible time in Ireland's civil war that lead to tragic events that unfolded on Kings Mountain.

The route continues along the escarpment with views of the Glencar Valley.

A short detour will bring us to the old disused Barytes mines at Glencarbury where we can learn about the history of Barytes mining and its importance to the locality of Sligo/Letrim for many years.

Then its on to explore the highest waterfall in Ireland, the Devils Chimney known as "Sruth Aigh ar an Airde", which translated literally means "The stream against the height". A unique feature of this waterfall is that at certain times it flows upward due to the .updraught

Finally we make our way down the old bog road to Glencar lake and the end of our hike.

The hike will take approx. 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet at Glencar Waterfall car park at 9:30am

Distance: 12 kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential.

Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

Please note that your places are not guaranteed until registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Slieve League Horseshoe - A guided hike
Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

Slieve League Horseshoe - A guided hike

Slieve League is a beautiful mountain on the south west Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres, it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland.

The hike starts at the famous Bunglass viewing point.

Standing at the viewing point, look down into the sea below you will see two rock formations which look very like a huge desk and chair. These are called "The Giant's Desk and Chair"

The route continues along the ridge crossing the famous path known as the "One man pass". While the path is narrow it is not dangerous.

The return route descends following a marked trail to reach the pilgrim way.

This hike is highly recommended for its stunning views from the highest sea cliffs in Ireland.

Early booking is advisable as numbers are limited.

The hike will take approx. 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet in Teelin village 9:30am outside The Rusty Mackerel bar and restaurant.

Distance: 12 kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map sheet 10

Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

We will then send you payment details.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

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Introduction to the 12 Bens - a guided hike  (FULLY BOOKED)
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to the 12 Bens - a guided hike (FULLY BOOKED)

Welcome to the 12 Bens in Connemara - "The Mweelin Horseshoe"

This hike is designed to introduce people to the magnificant 12 Bens mountain range. During the course of the hike we will visit three summits. Benbaun 477m, Benbrack 582m, and Knocknabrack 442m.

We commence our day at Kylemore and close to the start of the climb we will visit a lime kiln and an unmarked childrens grave plot. The climb up Benbaun is steep but the views back down over Kylemore lake more than make up for it. Soon the magnitude of the massive peaks of the Bens come into view. We will enjoy looking at them today and whet our appetites for another adventure.

We continue our hike to the rocky quartzite summit of Benbrack. This is very typical of the other peaks in the 12 Bens. There is a small lake close to the summit. After this we progress down along the ridge to Knockbrack before descending to the valley under the shadow of Diamond Hill. We then walk out past the old Kylemore Farm to our cars back at Kylemore Abbey car park.

Meeting point.

Kylemore Abbey Car park at 10:00am

Cost: 30 Euro per person.

Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)

Time 5/6 hours.

Height Gain 750m

Distance 12kms

OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k

Pre registration is essential.

To register for this guided hike please send an email via the event page or web site outlining how many places required and details of current address and contact tel no.

You will then receive an email detailing how to complete the registration.

Difficulty level. Hard.

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain

To register for this hike please email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

Contact us

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Kings Mountain to Glencar - Guided hike
Mar
30
10:30 AM10:30

Kings Mountain to Glencar - Guided hike

This in my opinion is one of the most beautiful hikes throughout Sligo and is highly recommended.

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The hike combines stunning scenery, historic interest and industrial history. The start of spring brings a change of colour and vibrancy to the landscape.

We commence the day by climbing Kings Gully, stopping at the Noble Six cross to remember the terrible time in Ireland's civil war that lead to tragic events that unfolded on Kings Mountain.

The route continues along the escarpment with views of the Glencar Valley.

A short detour will bring us to the old disused Barytes mines at Glencarbury where we can learn about the history of Barytes mining and its importance to the locality of Sligo/Letrim for many years.

Then its on to explore the highest waterfall in Ireland, the Devils Chimney known as "Sruth Aigh ar an Airde", which translated literally means "The stream against the height". A unique feature of this waterfall is that at certain times it flows upward due to the .updraught

Finally we make our way down the old bog road to Glencar lake and the end of our hike.

The hike will take approx. 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet at Glencar Waterfall car park at 9:30am

Distance: 12 kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential.

Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

Please note that your places are not guaranteed until registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

NB - Cancellation policy

**************************

Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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The Mournes Inner horseshoe - a guided hike
Mar
16
9:30 AM09:30

The Mournes Inner horseshoe - a guided hike

"Celebrate St Patrick's Festival weekend in the Mournes"
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The Mourne Mountains inner horseshoe embraces Slieve Binnian, Slievelamagan, Cove Mountain, Slieve Beg and Rocky mountain. It encompasses the beautiful Annalong valley and river. 
During this hike we will enjoy stunning views of the Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs. We will also look down on the picturesque Blue Lough underneath Slievelamagan. Crossing over Slieve Beg there is an opportunity to view the steep gully on the eastern face known as "The Devil's Coachroad"
This hike is one of the finest the Mournes has to offer and presents an overall challenging day both in terms of distance and elevation gain.

Meet at Carrick Little car park (on Hill Head Road)
At 9:30am 

Cost: 30 Euro per person. 
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended) 
Time: 6/7 hours.
Height Gain 1050m
OSNI Activity Map The Mournes 1:25k

Difficulty level. Hard. 

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness. 
Pre registration is essential. 

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Alternatively contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Please note any information provided at time of booking will not be shared with a third party and is entirely for our records.

Once we receive your booking request you will receive an email detailing how to complete the registration process. 
NB Please note we cannot guarantee places on this hikes until registration fee is paid. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support 

NB - Cancellation policy
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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Benbulben - A guided hike up Sligo's Iconic mountain
Feb
23
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - A guided hike up Sligo's Iconic mountain

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.

There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.

At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large coach/car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge.

The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 400m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike.

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury.

NB - Cancellation policy

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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Errigal - Twin peaks guided hike
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Errigal - Twin peaks guided hike

Mount Errigal 751m is the highest mountain in Donegal. It is situated in the Derryveagh Mountains. Its lesser peak is called Mackoght 555m, also called little Errigal.

This guided hike will form a loop commencing on an ancient bog road which leads to the beautiful Altan lake and farm. We will ascent to the rocky quartize peak of Mackoght and then after a brief descent make our way up to the summit of Errigal. To complete the route we will descend on the narrow but safe ridge to cross the peaty ground along the river bank to the car park.

The steep scree covered slopes of Errigal are well known for the pinky glow from its quartzite peak during a setting sun.

The views across to the Derryveagh peaks are stunning and also the famous Poison Glen with its distinctive old church ruins.

Meet at Mount Errigal car along the R251 just before the village of Dunlewy at 10am

Cost: 25 Euro per person.

Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)

Time 5/6 hours.

Height Gain 750m

Distance 8kms

Pre registration is essential.

To register for this guided hike please send an email via the event page or web site outlining how many places required and details of current address and contact tel no.

You will then receive an email detailing how to complete the registration.

Difficulty level. Hard. Good level of fitness required and the ability to deal with rough and exposed terrain is essential.

To register for this hike please email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

Please note that places on this hike are not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid.

Contact us

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

NB - Cancellation policy

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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Croagh Patrick via Bengoram - a unique approach
Jan
19
9:30 AM09:30

Croagh Patrick via Bengoram - a unique approach

Croagh Patrick is the third highest mountain in Connaught. It is 764m high and nicknamed "The Reek"

According to Christian tradition, St. Patrick went up the sacred mountain at festival time in 441 AD. After fasting at the summit for 40 days, he banished all the snakes and demons from Ireland.

The normal route is from Murrisk and is climbed by countless thousands of pilgrims and tourists per year.

We plan to climb Croagh Patrick via Ben Goram which is a westerly spur and provides a nice quiet alternative. We will descend on the same route. The climb via Ben Goram is very beautiful and superior in every way to the usual pilgrim path and highly recommended.

Meeting point: Pilgrim car park at 9:30am

Cost: 25 Euro per person.

Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)

Time 5 to 6 hours.

Height Gain 750m

OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k

Difficulty level. Hard.

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain

Pre registration is essential.

Places are not guaranteed until registration fee is paid.

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

Alternatively contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Please note any information provided at time of booking will not be shared with a third party and is entirely for our records.

Once we receive your booking request you will receive an email detailing how to complete the registration process.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support

NB - Cancellation policy

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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Ring in the new year on a high note - a guided hike up Benbulben
Jan
5
9:30 AM09:30

Ring in the new year on a high note - a guided hike up Benbulben

Start the new year on a high note with a guided hike up Sligo’s iconic mountain, Benbulben

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croagh Patrick in the distance.

There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Europe.

At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of Sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliffe Church large coach/car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge.

The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 400m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike.

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury.

NB - Cancellation policy

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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Eagles Rock and Tievebaun - A guided hike.
Dec
8
9:30 AM09:30

Eagles Rock and Tievebaun - A guided hike.

Eagles Rock - The Hag's Leap

On the south side of Glenade valley, on the northern face of the Dartry mountains, in the townland of Cloontyplugrish is a fabulous geological formation, a land stack called the Hag's Leap. The stack was formed when a massive chunk parted from the north face of Tievebawn, probably on a faultline. The Dartry or Carbury mountains are composed of carboniferous limestone and are about 300 million years old.

The cliffs called Eagles Rock, between the Tumpaunmore and Sheshin, must have been home to many birds of prey. There are lots of old empty cottages scattered around this side of the mountain, and an old track leads up past Eagles Rock to the top of Tievebawn.

Meet at Eagles Rock viewing point car park at 9:30am. The hike will take approx 5 hours to complete.

Difficulty level: Medium.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

Group Size: Max 12, so please book early to guarantee your place.

Pre registration is essential for this hike.

Please note that no places are guaranteed until the registration fee is paid.

To book and register for this hike email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

with details of your name address and contact no.

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register and pay the fee.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

Directions:

From Manorhamilton take the R280 for 14kms towards Kinlough. After passing Glenade Lough look for a sign post for Eagles Rock on your left. Continue on this road for 2kms. Then turn right. The next left will bring you to the car park.

NB - Cancellation policy

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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Benwisken - "The Breaking Wave" a guided hike
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Benwisken - "The Breaking Wave" a guided hike

Benwisken known as "The Breaking Wave" due to its unique profile as seen from the townland of Ballintrillick.

It lies just north of Benbulben and the views from the summit are both stunning and breathtaking.

The hike is highly recommended for views of the Gleniff Horsehoe valley, Truskmore and Tievebaun. To the west the panorama includes Mullaghmore, Classiebawn castle, Streedagh strand and Slieve League, among the highest sea cliffs in Ireland

The hike will involve steep ascent and will require a good level of fitness.

After the initial climb to the summit where we will stand on top of "the wave", we will make our way along the entire Benwisken ridge and if time allows we can make a short detour to visit the old Barytes Mines at Glencarbury.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point.

The hike will take approx 5 hours to complete.

Difficulty level: Demanding.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

Group Size: Max 12, so please book early to guarantee your place.

Pre registration is essential for this hike.

Please note that no places are guaranteed until the registration fee is paid.

To book and register for this hike email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

with details of your name address and contact no.

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register and pay the fee.

Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended.

NB - Cancellation policy

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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Sligo's 3 Peaks - guided hike on the Dartry Mountains
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Sligo's 3 Peaks - guided hike on the Dartry Mountains

This beautiful and challenging hike encompasses Kings Mountain, Slievemore, and Benwisken High Point 597m, which overlooks the stunning Gleniff Horseshoe valley. We will view the Cliffs of Annacoona with its fairy tale cave of Diarmuid and Grainne. 

NB****Please note this hike is rated at medium difficulty*****. 
Distance is 14kms
Estimated time is 5 hours. The pace will be be much faster than our usual hikes to enable us to complete the hike within the time frame as planned. A good fitness level is required.

Meet at Drumcliffe church car park at 9:30am
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

Pre registration for this hike is required. 
Please note no places are guaranteed until registration fee is paid. 

To book and register for this hike please email us with the names address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Alternatively contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Please note any information provided at time of booking will not be shared with a third party and is entirely for our records.

Once we receive your booking request you will receive an email detailing how to register. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support 

NB - Cancellation policy
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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Sligo's Royal Peaks - guided hike
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

Sligo's Royal Peaks - guided hike

Benbulben 526m, Kings Mountain 462m and Benwisken 514m are Sligo's Royal Peaks. 
This guided hike is planned to encompass all three peaks in one day. 
Our hike will commence at Luke's Bridge and climb to the Trig pillar on Benbulbin. We then backtrack a short distance and cross over to the summit of Kings Mountain. The route continues up to the cross on Slievemore and rises gradually to the highest point of the day at spot height 597m overlooking the beautiful Gleniff Horseshoe. Finally we walk out along the escarpment to reach the summit of Benwisken, known as "The Breaking Wave" 

NB****Please note this a long days hike*****. 
Distance is 18kms
Estimated time is 6 hours. The pace will be be much faster than our usual hikes to enable us to complete the hike within the time frame as planned. A good fitness level is required and it is definitely not for novices. 

Meet at Drumcliffe church car park at 9:30am
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €30

Pre registration for this hike is required. Max Number 12

To book and register for this hike please email us providing details of name, address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
or contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Once we receive your booking request you will receive an email detailing how to register. 

Please note your places are not guaranteed until registration fee is paid. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support 

 

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Kings mountain to Glencar via the old Barytes Mines
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Kings mountain to Glencar via the old Barytes Mines

This in my opinion is one of the most beautiful hikes throughout Sligo and is highly recommended. 
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The hike combines stunning scenery, historic interest and industrial history. The start of Autumn brings a change of colour to the landscape. 
We commence the day by climbing Kings Gully, stopping at the Noble Six cross to remember the terrible time in Ireland's civil war that lead to tragic events that unfolded on Kings Mountain. 
The route continues along the escarpment with views of the Glencar Valley. 
A short detour will bring us to the old disused Barytes mines at Glencarbury where we can learn about the history of Barytes mining and its importance to the locality of Sligo/Letrim for many years. 
Then its on to explore the highest waterfall in Ireland, the Devils Chimney known as "Sruth Aigh ar an Airde", which translated literally means "The stream against the height". A unique feature of this waterfall is that at certain times it flows upward due to the updraught.
Finally we make our way down the old bog road to Glencar lake and the end of our hike. 

The hike will take approx. 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet at Glencar Waterfall car park at 9:30am 

Distance: 10 kms
Height Gained: 500m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential. 
Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
Please note that your places are not guaranteed until registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 

NB - Cancellation policy
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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney. Glencar. The highest waterfall in Ireland, today in full flow and blow after the dry spell A unique aspect of this waterfall is that it blows upward at certain times due to the winds catching the water as it falls over the top.
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Benbulben - a guided hike on Sligo's iconic mountain
Sep
8
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - a guided hike on Sligo's iconic mountain

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.
There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.
At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large coach/car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge. 
The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers. 
Distance: 12kms
Height Gained: 400m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
or contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike. 
Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

  • Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 
**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury. 

  • NB - Cancellation policy

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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Nephin 806m - A guided hike up Connacht's 2nd highest mountain
Sep
1
9:30 AM09:30

Nephin 806m - A guided hike up Connacht's 2nd highest mountain

Nephin Mhor 806m or Big Nephin is the second highest mountain in Connacht. It is just 8m short of the Mweelrea the highest in the west.
It is a free standing mountain with commanding 360 degree views. It overlooks the beautiful lake of Lough Conn to the east. To the south we can see the summit of Croaghpartick and on a clear day Slieve League in Donegal and Benbulben in Sligo 

The Route: We will climb Nephin via the Northern Corrie, ascending on the right shoulder to the Trig and descending on the opposite side. 

Meeting point: The Titanic Memorial Park, Lahardaune. Co Mayo
Time 09:30am
Estimated finish time 2:00pm

Difficulty level: Hard. WIll require a good level of fitness due to the height gain.

Distance: 5kms
Height Gained: 750M
OSI Mapsheet: 23/31
Registration Fee: €25
Pre registration is essentail. 
Please note that places on this hike are not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid. 

The numbers are limited to a max of 12 so early booking is recommended.

To register for this hike please email us with the names,addresses and contact tel no of those who wish to book at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
We will then send you and email detailing the final registration process. 

Contact us
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable. 

Directions to Lahardaune
From: Ballina continue on the N59 to Crossmolina and turn left on the R315 for 10kms. Approx driving time from Sligo 1hour and 15mins. 
Coming from Foxford Take the R315 and R310 to Pontoon. Turn Right at Healy's Hotel and continue on R315 to Lahardaune. 
Approx time from Foxford 20mins. 
Please email us for further directions.

NB - Cancellation policy
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Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

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Croagh Patrick via Ben Goram - (Fully Booked) A unique approach
Aug
4
9:30 AM09:30

Croagh Patrick via Ben Goram - (Fully Booked) A unique approach

Please note that this hike is now fully booked

Croagh Patrick is the third highest mountain in Connaught. It is 764m high and nicknamed "The Reek" 
According to Christian tradition, St. Patrick went up the sacred mountain at festival time in 441 AD. After fasting at the summit for 40 days, he banished all the snakes and demons from Ireland.
The normal route is from Murrisk and is climbed by countless thousands of pilgrims and tourists per year. 

We plan to climb Croagh Patrick via Ben Goram which is a westerly spur and provides a nice quiet alternative. We will descend on the same route. The climb via Ben Goram is very beautiful and superior in every way to the usual pilgrim pathand highly recommended. 

Meeting point
Murrisk large car park at 10:00am

Cost: 25 Euro per person. 
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended) 
Time 5 to 6 hours.
Height Gain 750m
OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k

Difficulty level. Hard. 

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain
Pre registration is essential. 

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Alternatively contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Please note any information provided at time of booking will not be shared with a third party and is entirely for our records.

Once we receive your booking request you will receive an email detailing how to complete the registration process. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support

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Benbulben - Guided hike (Fully Booked)
Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - Guided hike (Fully Booked)

Please note that this hike is fully booked. 
We will soon be publishing another guided hike up Benbulben
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Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.
There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.
At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge. 
The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers. 
Distance: 12kms
Height Gained: 400m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
or contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike. 
Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 
**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury. 

NB - Cancellation policy
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Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement.

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Errigal Twin Peaks (Fully Booked)
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

Errigal Twin Peaks (Fully Booked)

 

Fully Booked

Mount Errigal 751m is the highest mountain in Donegal. It is situated in the Derryveagh Mountains. Its lesser peak is called Mackoght 555m, also called little Errigal. 
This guided hike will form a loop commencing on an ancient bog road which leads to the beautiful Altan lake and farm. We will ascent to the rocky quartize peak of Mackoght and then after a brief descent make our way up to the summit of Errigal. To complete the route we will descend on the narrow but safe ridge to cross the peaty ground along the river bank to the car park. 
The steep scree covered slopes of Errigal are well known for the pinky glow from its quartzite peak during a setting sun. 
The views across to the Derryveagh peaks are stunning and also the famous Poison Glen with its distinctive old church ruins.

Meet at Mount Errigal car along the R251 just before the village of Dunlewy at 10am

Cost: 25 Euro per person. 
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended) 
Time 5/6 hours.
Height Gain 750m
Distance 8kms

Pre registration is essential. 
To register for this guided hike please send an email via the event page or web site outlining how many places required and details of current address and contact tel no. 
You will then receive an email detailing how to complete the registration. 

Difficulty level. Hard. Good level of fitness required and the ability to deal with rough and exposed terrain is essential. 

To register for this hike please email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Please note that places on this hike are not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid. 

Contact us
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

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Mweelrea Horseshoe - Guided hike
Jun
16
9:30 AM09:30

Mweelrea Horseshoe - Guided hike

Mweelrea is the highest mountain in Connacht at 814m. 
It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean to the West and Killary Fjord to the south. To the east is the beautiful Delphi Valley with its three lakes. Fin Lough, Doolough and Glencullin Lough. Across the valley we see the Sheefry Hills and Ben Creggan and Ben Gorm. To the south east are the 12 Bens and Maumturks offering amazing opportunities for hiking and to the north Croaghpatrick.

Our Route. 
We will climb Mweelrea from the Delphi Valley starting at Doolough. Our ascent will be via the Ben Lugamore ridge. While the ridge is very exposed our route will be protected. Upon reaching the saddle at Ben Bury we make our way to the summit on good terrain. Our descent route will follow down a natural forming ramp to the valley floor exiting on to the Dolough valley.

Meeting point. 
Delphi Adventure Centre Car park at 9:30am

Cost: 25 Euro per person. 
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended) 
Time 7/8 hours.
Height Gain 900m
OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k

Pre registration is essential. No places are guaranteed until payment is completed. 
To register for this guided hike please send an email via the event page or web site outlining how many places required and details of current address and contact tel no. 
You will then receive an email detailing how to complete the registration. 

Difficulty level. Hard. 

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain
However you will be more than rewarded with some of the finest views in the west of Ireland and will have stood on the highest point in Connacht.

To register for this hike please email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Contact us
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

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Benbulben Guided hike Bank Holiday Monday (Fully Booked)
Jun
4
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben Guided hike Bank Holiday Monday (Fully Booked)

Please note that this hike is fully booked 

Due to popular demand we have decided to add an extra guided hike on Bank Holiday Monday.

***NB****
Please note that our hike on Saturday the 4th June in completely booked out and we are delighted now to offer places on the Bank Holiday Monday. 

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.
There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.
At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge. 
The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers. 
Distance: 12kms
Height Gained: 400m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
or contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike. 
Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 
**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury. 

NB - Cancellation policy
**************************
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement.

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Benbulben - A guided hike (Fully Booked)
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - A guided hike (Fully Booked)

Please note that this hike is fully booked.

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.
There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows naturally in the artic regions of Eurpope.
At the nose of Benbulben we will look down over Drumcliffe, the resting place of sligo's famous poet WB Yeats.

Meet at Drumcliff Church large car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point at Lukes Bridge. 
The hike will take 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers. 
Distance: 12kms
Height Gained: 400m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
or contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike. 
Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.

**NB** Please note that places are not guaranteed on this hike until the registration fee is paid.

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 
**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury. 

For full details please visit us on our web site: 
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/benbulben/

NB - Cancellation policy
**************************
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement.

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Kings Mountain to Glencar via Old Barytes mines - A guided hike
May
26
9:30 AM09:30

Kings Mountain to Glencar via Old Barytes mines - A guided hike

This in my opinion is one of the most beautiful hikes throughout Sligo and is highly recommended. 
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The hike combines stunning scenery, historic interest and industrial history. There will be lots of flora to discover as summer unfolds. 

We commence the day by climbing Kings Gully, stopping at the Noble Six cross to remember the terrible time in Ireland's civil war that lead to tragic events that unfolded on Kings Mountain. 
The route continues along the escarpment with views of the Glencar Valley. 
A short detour will bring us to the old disused Barytes mines at Glencarbury where we can learn about the history of Barytes mining and its importance to the locality of Sligo/Letrim for many years. 
Then its on to explore the highest waterfall in Ireland, the Devils Chimney known as "Sruth Aigh ar an Airde", which translated literally means "The stream against the height". A unique feature of this waterfall is that at certain times it flows upward due to the updraught.
Finally we make our way down the old bog road to Glencar lake and the end of our hike. 

The hike will take approx. 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet at Glencar Waterfall car park at 9:30am 

Distance: 10 kms
Height Gained: 500m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential. 
Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 

For full details please visit us on our web site: 
http://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/

NB - Cancellation policy
**************************
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 75% 
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days a refund of 50% 
Hikes that are cancelled with 48 hours No refund available

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Benwisken - "The Breaking Wave" - A guided hike
May
5
9:30 PM21:30

Benwisken - "The Breaking Wave" - A guided hike

Benwisken known as "The Breaking Wave" due to its unique profile as seen from the townland of Ballintrillick. 
It lies just north of Benbulben and the views from the summit are both stunning and breathtaking.
The hike is highly recommended for views of the Gleniff Horsehoe valley, Truskmore and Tievebaun. To the west the panorama includes Mullaghmore, Classiebawn castle, Streedagh strand and Slieve League, the highest cliffs in Ireland 

The hike will involve steep ascent and will require a good level of fitness. 
After the initial climb to the summit where we will stand on top of "the wave", we will make our way along the entire Benwisken ridge and if time allows we can make a short detour to visit the old Barytes Mines at Glencarbury. 

Meet at Drumcliff Church large car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point.

The hike will take approx 5 hours to complete.

Difficulty level: Demanding. 
Distance: 12kms
Height Gained: 500m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25
Group Size: Max 12, so please book early to guarantee your place.

Pre registration is essentail for this hike. 

To book and register for this hike email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
with details of your name address and contact no.
or call us at: 086 3454045
or contact us through our web site:
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register and pay the fee. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 

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Benbaun - A guided hike to Galway highest peak
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Benbaun - A guided hike to Galway highest peak

Benbaun 729m is the highest peak of the 12 Bens. It is also the highest point in County Galway. 
The 12 Bens are alpine like and consist of mainly quartize rock which is evident on Benbaun which on a bright day glistens and appears almost white. Benbaun- “White Ben”

We plan to climb Benbaun from Glencorbet farm via the Knockpasheemore ridge. If the conditions allow us we also will include an ascent of Benfree. 

This is a tough demanding hike over mixed terrain and requires a good level of fitness. Nevertheless the rewards are great with reaching the highest peak of the entire 12 Ben’s range, also ticking off the Galway county top not to mention the stunning views in good visibility 

Meet 9:30am at Leenaun Hotel car park (just across the road from the hotel)
We will car pool at Leenaun and drive the short distance to the Lough Inagh Valley to commence our hike at 10am

Cost: 25 Euro per person. 
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended) 
Time 5/6 hours.
Height Gain 750m
Distance 12kms
OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k

Pre registration is essential. 
To register for this guided hike please send an email via the event page or web site outlining how many places required and details of current address and contact tel no. 
You will then receive an email detailing how to complete the registration. 

Difficulty level. Hard. 

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain 

To register for this hike please email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Contact us
https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

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Kings Mountain to Glencar - A guided hike
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Kings Mountain to Glencar - A guided hike

This in my opinion is one of the most beautiful hikes throughout Sligo and is highly recommended. 
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The hike combines stunning scenery, historic interest and industrial history. There will be lots of flora to discover as spring unfolds. 

We commence the day by climbing Kings Gully, stopping at the Noble Six cross to remember the terrible time in Ireland's civil war that lead to tragic events that unfolded on Kings Mountain. 
The route continues along the escarpment with views of the Glencar Valley. 
A short detour will bring us to the old disused Barytes mines at Glencarbury where we can learn about the history of Barytes mining and its importance to the locality of Sligo/Letrim for many years. 
Then its on to explore the highest waterfall in Ireland, the Devils Chimney known as "Sruth Aigh ar an Airde", which translated literally means "The stream against the height". A unique feature of this waterfall is that at certain times it flows upward due to the updraught.
Finally we make our way down the old bog road to Glencar lake and the end of our hike. 

The hike will take approx. 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet at Glencar Waterfall car park at 9:30am 

Distance: 10 kms
Height Gained: 500m
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential. 
Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 

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Sligo's Royal Peaks - Easter monday guided hike
Apr
2
9:30 AM09:30

Sligo's Royal Peaks - Easter monday guided hike

Benbulben 526m, Kings Mountain 462m and Benwisken 514m are Sligo's Royal Peaks. 
This guided hike is planned to encompass all three peaks in one day. 
Our hike will commence at Luke's Bridge and climb to the Trig pillar on Benbulbin. We then backtrack a short distance and cross over to the summit of Kings Mountain. The route continues up to the cross on Slievemore and rises gradually to the highest point of the day at spot height 597m overlooking the beautiful Gleniff Horseshoe. Finally we walk out along the escarpment to reach the summit of Benwisken, known as "The Breaking Wave" 

NB****Please note this a medium graded hike*****. 
Distance is 18kms
Estimated time is 6 hours. The pace will be be much faster than our usual hikes to enable us to complete the hike within the time frame as planned. A good fitness level is required. 

Meet at Drumcliffe church car park at 9:30am
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €25

Pre registration for this hike is required. 

To book and register for this hike please email us providing details of name, address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

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The Mourne Mountains - A guided hike
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

The Mourne Mountains - A guided hike

The Mourne Mountains are situated in Co Down near the beautiful seaside village of Newcastle. They were the inspiration for the song written many years ago by Percy French (1896) with the famous lyrics "where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea"
The highest summit in the Mourne Mountains is Slieve Donard 850m. It is also the highest peak in Ulster. 
During this hike we plan to hike up to the Hares Gap and then climb Slievenaglogh, Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard and return along the ancient Brandy pad, an old smugglers route used for to transport coffee, tea, and of course "Brandy" from the coast.
This hike is highly recommended for its outstanding beauty, stunning scenery, reservoirs and the famous Mourne Wall which took 18 years to build and was completed in 1922. It is 22 miles (35.5km) in length and connects the summits of no less than 15 mountains in the Mournes, including Slieve Donard. 

Meet at Meelmore Lodge at 10am.
http://www.meelmorelodge.co.uk/
They have a good restaurant and offer a variety of overnight accommodation.

Cost: 25 Euro per person. 
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended) 
Time: 6 hours.
Height Gain 750m
OS Mapsheet No 29 1:50k

Difficulty level. Hard. 

This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness. 
Pre registration is essential. 

To book and register for this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
 

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Slieve League Horseshoe - A guided hike
Mar
3
9:30 AM09:30

Slieve League Horseshoe - A guided hike

Slieve League is a beautiful mountain on the south west Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres, it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland.
The hike starts at the famous Bunglass viewing point. 
Standing at the viewing point, look down into the sea below you will see two rock formations which look very like a huge desk and chair. These are called "The Giant's Desk and Chair"
The route continues along the ridge crossing the famous path known as the "One man pass". While the path is narrow it is not dangerous. 
The return route descends following a marked trail to reach the pilgrim way.
This hike is highly recommended for its stunning views from the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. 
Early booking is advisable as numbers are limited. 

The hike will take approx. 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet in Teelin village 9:30am outside The Rusty Mackerel bar and restaurant. 

Distance: 12 kms
Height Gained: 500m
OSI Map sheet 10
Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential. 
Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 

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Benbulben - A guided hike
Feb
24
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - A guided hike

This hike is highly recommended and early booking is advisable. 

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.
There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows nat...https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike. 
Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 
**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury. 
 

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Benbulben - A guided hike
Feb
17
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - A guided hike

Due to popular demand we are adding yet another opportunity to climb Benbulben. This hike is highly recommended and early booking is advisable. 

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.
There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows nat...https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike. 
Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 
**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury. 
 

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Benbulben - A guided hike
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Benbulben - A guided hike

Due to popular demand we are adding yet another opportunity to climb Benbulben. This hike is highly recommended and early booking is advisable. 

Benbulben, known as Sligo's table mountain overlooking Sligo bay with commanding views across Donegal bay to Slieve League and the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. If the visibility is good we will see Croaghpatrick in the distance.
There will be opportunity to learn about the unique flora that grows high up in the north facing gullys. Plants like Tea Leafed Willow and Fringed Sandwort have been proven to have pre dated the ice age. Also we should see evidence of Roseroot, a lovely alpine type plant which traditionally has been used for medicinal purposes, and grows nat...https://www.highhopesmountaintreks.com/contact-us/

Pre registration is essentail for this hike. 
Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register. 

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are recommended. 
**NB** It is advisable to wear boots with good ankle support due to the nature of the terrain. These will assist in protecting you from injury. 
 

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