Due to popular demand we are adding 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 discover some of 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 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.
Height Gained: 400m
OSI Map: 16
To book and register for this hike please email us with your name, address and contact no., at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at: 086 3454045
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Pre registration is essentail for this hike.
Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register.
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.