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Benbulben - A guided hike

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
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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.