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Mweelrea mountain, at 814 metres, is the highest mountain in Connacht and one of the iconic ‘4 Peaks’. In good weather the summit offers some of the best coastal views in Ireland.
Please note this hike is graded as ‘Strenuous’ and requires a good level of fitness, it is not suitable for beginners.
About Mweelrea guided hike
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. 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 may take the alternative route to the summit, via the Silver Strand, which is less exposed and slightly shorter in distance.
MEETING POINT: Car park in Leenane village (to car share to start).
MEETING TIME: 09.00
RETURN TIME Approx. 17.30
TERRAIN: Rocky paths and steep mountainside.
Cost €35.00 per person
This hike is on rough mountain path which can be rocky and slippery in places. Good mountain footwear is essential, particularly in wet weather. You may be turned away by the guide if you arrive in runners.
All Day (Saturday)