Glencoaghan Horseshoe Loop Walk, Connamara, Galway, Irelands Best Balks, Wild Atlantic Way

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Galway
  • DistanceInstructions
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  • Distance20.07 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude14 m
  • Peak664 m
  • Climb1338 m
  • Descent1337 m

The Glencoaghan Horseshoe Walk is a strenuous 7 to 8 hour (15.5 km) walking route and one of Irelands best and the most popular walks. Located in the Connemara National Park in County Galway on Irelands west coast, this anti-clockwise walk takes in the six of the Twelve Bens mountain peaks of Derryclare (677m), Bencorr (711m), Bencollaghduff (696m), Benbreen (691m), Bengower (664m) and Benlettery (577m). Take this scenic walking route with you on our free App for iPhone and Android and share your photos on the ActiveMe facebook page.

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  • Places to Stay Near Connamara: coming soon
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Glencoaghan Mountains

One of the true classic walks of Irish mountain climbing and often regarded as an Irish alpine ridge route, it can be walked in either direction but anti-clockwise is recommended as most scree covered slopes will be descended rather than ascended. It is best tackled with lots of daylight to play with and a good level of physical fitness.

Plan your walk by checking the weather, sunrise sunset times and our hiking checklist on our website https://www.activeme.ie/useful-info/planning-a-trip/. Please remember that you are only as fast as the slowest member of your group! If the weather is poor don't be afraid to cancel your walk and do some other walk, maybe a low level walk.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to the start point and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME iPhone App and Android App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should only be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques.

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The Glencoaghan Horseshoe Walk is a strenuous 7 to 8 hour (15.5 km) walking route and one of Irelands best and the most popular walks. Located in the Connemara National Park in County Galway on Irelands west coast, this anti-clockwise walk takes in the six of the Twelve Bens mountain peaks of Derryclare (677m), Bencorr (711m), Bencollaghduff (696m), Benbreen (691m), Bengower (664m) and Benlettery (577m). Take this scenic walking route with you on our free App for iPhone and Android and share your photos on the ActiveMe facebook page.

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  • Places to Stay Near Connamara: coming soon
  • Places for Food Near Connamara: coming soon
  • Places for Entertainment Nearby: coming soon
  • Local Walking Guide or Tour Guide: coming Soon
  • Other greats Things to See and Do in the Area: coming soon

Glencoaghan Mountains

One of the true classic walks of Irish mountain climbing and often regarded as an Irish alpine ridge route, it can be walked in either direction but anti-clockwise is recommended as most scree covered slopes will be descended rather than ascended. It is best tackled with lots of daylight to play with and a good level of physical fitness.

Plan your walk by checking the weather, sunrise sunset times and our hiking checklist on our website https://www.activeme.ie/useful-info/planning-a-trip/. Please remember that you are only as fast as the slowest member of your group! If the weather is poor don’t be afraid to cancel your walk and do some other walk, maybe a low level walk.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to the start point and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME iPhone App and Android App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should only be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques.

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