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I would give myself 1.5 to 2 hours to walk the 5.5 km. (It felt longer!) I was so slow that it took me over 2 hours. However, it is a beautiful walk. There are stunning views of Benbulben and of the..... more
I would give myself 1.5 to 2 hours to walk the 5.5 km. (It felt longer!) I was so slow that it took me over 2 hours. However, it is a beautiful walk. There are stunning views of Benbulben and of the..... more »
I visited back in May 2022. It was an easy, short, very scenic 5.5km walk and definitely worth it. Weather was pretty crazy & alternating between sunny and rainy every 5 minutes.
I visited back in May 2022. It was an easy, short, very scenic 5.5km walk and definitely worth it. Weather was pretty crazy & alternating between sunny and rainy every 5 minutes. more »
This walk will not disappoint! The views are spectacular! At about 5km, this is an easy walk and will give you spectacular views of Benbulben and surrounding area.
This walk will not disappoint! The views are spectacular! At about 5km, this is an easy walk and will give you spectacular views of Benbulben and surrounding area. more »
It is not allowed to clime the mountains as it is too dangerous. But there is a around one-hour walk route, along the mountain, quiet, beside forest, green… Very nice walk
Park up at Luke’s Bridge, 5km north of Drumcliffe, to begin your Benbulben adventure. Walk past glacial tracks, wild gullies and babbling streams as you make your way to the flat-topped summit. Benbulbin is an established walking destination. If climbed by the north face, it is a hazardous climb. That side bears the brunt of the high winds and storms that come in from the Atlantic Ocean. However, if approached by the south side, it is an easy walk, since that side slopes very gently. From the summit there are views over the coastal plain of north County Sligo and the Atlantic ocean. The land adjacent to the western edge of the ridge is privately owned farmland and not accessible to the general public. However, there is a paved path up the south face to the east near Glencar Waterfall just over the County Leitrim border.Look out for unique flora and fauna, including Fringed Sandwort which dates back to the Ice Age. If you love adventure and hike you should visit this place. It's most adventures hike I have done so far. No particular trails no particular path. This place is muddy, slippery and on few places full of water as well. Please be sure while going on this hike your shoes are proper and you have supporting sticks as well with you. On the top view is very beautiful and satisfactory. Even on the top you could feel water on grass. Be sure your hiking shoes are proper. Perfect place for adventures people. But after all struggle and hard work you will get what you were looking for. Awesome view on the top.
Absolute gorgeous walk up to the mountain. Make sure you got waterproof shoes and enough grip when climbing up, it can be quit steep at times. I attached some of the highlights of the view around.
Stunning views, absolutely awesome mountain❤💯⛰🔝
If you’re not an experienced hiker like myself this is not an easy hike. There is a lot of steep parts and it’s INCREDIBLY muddy. Be sure to wear hi-top waterproof hiking boots for the ankle support. If you go to late you’ll probably run into midges on your way down in the evening like we did, so go earlier if you don’t wanna get eaten alive. Overall the hiking was fine. It was quite difficult but also very rewarding for the views. I recommend doing it at least once in your life.
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