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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at: 086 3454045
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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.
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