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
Estimated finish time 2:00pm
Difficulty level: Moderate. WIll require a good level of fitness due to the height gain.
Height Gained: 750M
OSI Mapsheet: 23/31
Registration Fee: €25
Pre registration is essentail.
The numbers are limited to a max of 10 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at: 086 3454045
We will then send you and email detailing the final registration process.
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.
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.