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