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Benbaun - a guided hike up Galway's highest mountain (Fully Booked)

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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.

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 Leenane Hotel car park (just across the road from the hotel)

We will car pool at Leenane and drive the short distance to the Lough Inagh Valley to commence our hike at 10am

Cost: 30 Euro per person.

Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)

Time 5/6 hours.

Height Gain 750m

Distance 12kms

OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k

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


or call us at: 00 353 86 3454045

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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.

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NB - Cancellation policy


Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

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