In fine weather we will begin and finish our hike at Clashcame, between the adjacent loughs of Glencullin and Doo Lough.
From here we will cross boggy ground before beginning our ascent via ‘The Ramp’. As we climb the ground becomes steeper and more exposed, before we reach a grassy slope and the final pull up to the subsidiary peak of Ben Bury. From here we descend gradually to the col and then climb again up the rock and grass slopes to the summit of Mweelrea. From the summit we get superb views of the surrounding hills and the islands of the Mayo coast.
We will return via the same route.
In poor weather we take the alternative route to the summit, via the Silver Strand, which is less exposed and slightly shorter in distance.