Walks

We have five grades of walks:

Short Walks: Approx 2 to 2.5 hrs duration, 7 to 10 km, on flat road and track.

Rambles: Approx 4 to 5 hrs,15 to 20 km , on road and track. Occasionally some uneven ground and low level ascents up to 250m.

“A” Hillwalks: For experienced and fit Hill Walkers.Typically 5 to 8 hours with total ascent/descent of 800m to 1400m on rough and steep terrain over several peaks.

“B” Hillwalks: For walkers with experience of hillwalking and a reasonable level of fitness. Typically 5 to 6 hours with total ascent/descent of 600m to 900m on rough and steep terrain over one to two peaks.

“C” Hillwalks: For novice and other walkers seeking hillwalks at a gentle pace.Typically 4 to 4.5 hrs with a total ascent of 400m to 600m, over rough terrain and ascending a single peak.

Accumulated height is the sum of all the climbs/ascents during a walk.Examples below.

“A” Walk:

 

Derryclare, Bencorr,Bencollaghduff (Twelve Bens Range)

 

Distance (km):

 

12.5

7hrs

Max. height (m): 711 Accum. height (m) 1150

 

“B” Walk: Benchoona Horseshoe (inc Garraun and Binn Fhraoigh ) from Lettergesh

 

Distance (km):

 

10

5hrs

Max. height (m): 588 Accum. height (m) 670

 

“C” Walk: Tully Mountain (Letterfrack)
Distance (km):

 

7

4hrs

Max. height (m): 341 Accum. height (m) 490

 

Ramble:

 

Cong to Clonbur Loop Walk –A mix of walking through scenic forest and woodland  trails and quiet minor country roads.
Distance (km):

 

20

5hrs

Max. height (m): 51 Accum. height (m) 228

 

Short Walk: Rinville (Oranmore)

Mainly coastal tracks along Galway Bay.

Distance (km):

 

7

2 hrs

Max. height (m): 26 Accum. height (m) 93