This is the first story from Ireland - thanks to a Scottish walker, Ken Wardrop. He describes a hike around 6 of the 12 Bens of Connemara, which rise to 725m.
He provides some fascinating insights contrasting walking in Ireland with Scotland - very few marked paths, beautiful scenery with few other walkers, no right of access, and it's worth taking a piece of old carpet..................read on!
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|Location||Connemara, western Ireland|
|Date walked||August 2006|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||A long strenuous walk|
|Height climbed||1500m very approx|
|Time taken||11 hrs|
|Map used||The Mountains of Connemara - 1:30,000 - Tim Robinson|