Walking in the Wilds of Connemara
Connemara sits in the very west of Ireland in County Galway and has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The coastline weaves in and out along the Wild Atlantic Way, with attractive small fishing villages such as Roundstone, Clifden and Leenaun. The landscape is exceptionally beautiful, with many freshwater lakes surrounded by steep mountains including The Maumturks, and the Twelve Bens, the two most prominent mountain ranges in the area. Connemara National Park covers 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, bogs and woodlands and was established in 1980.
This walking weekend is designed to showcase some of the highlights of this famous Irish landscape. Our programme offers a range of hikes, from the iconic Diamond Hill with its views out to the Atlantic and the offshore islands, to a walk on Connacht’s highest point on Mweelrea. This a spectacular walk overlooking Ireland’s only Fjord, with views across County Mayo and the islands surrounding this incredible coastline. Another highlight will be the visit to Kylemore Abbey and gardens, located below Diamond Hill. Built as private residence in the 1800’s, and now owned by the Benedictine nuns, this fascinating place combines history, planting and scenery in one great visit.
- 2 nights BB with breakfast in the Alcock & Brown Hotel in Clifden town
- 1 Evening meal
- Guided walk on Connaught’s highest point – Mweelrea
- Entrance into Kylemore Abbey.
- 3 Guided walks with qualified guides.
- Transport from Dublin.
Pickup: From the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (Dublin) at 09:30am
If you are making your own way down we will meet you in our hotel in Clifden at 14:00