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Benwiskin - "The Breaking Wave" a guided hike

Benwisken known as "The Breaking Wave" due to its unique profile as seen from the townland of Ballintrillick.

It is part of the Dartry mountain range and lies just north of Benbulben and the views from the summit are both stunning and breathtaking.

The hike is highly recommended for views of the Gleniff Horsehoe valley, Truskmore and Tievebaun. To the west the panorama includes Mullaghmore, Classiebawn castle, Streedagh strand and Slieve League,which are rated among the highest maritine cliffs in Europe

The hike will involve steep ascent and will require a good level of fitness.

After the initial climb to the summit where we will stand on top of "the wave", we will proceed along the ridge high up over the Cliffs of Annacoona with its famous cave of Diarmuid and Graine.

Meet at Drumcliffe Church large car park at 9:30am. We will then drive a short distance to the starting point.

The hike will take approx 4 to 5 hours to complete.

Difficulty level: Demanding.

Distance: 12kms

Height Gained: 400m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

Group Size: Max 12, so please book early to guarantee your place.

Pre registration is essential for this hike.

To book and register please email us at:

with details of your name address and contact no.

or call us at: 086 3454045

or contact us through our web site:

Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email detailing how to register and pay the fee.

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 - 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