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Sligo’s Royal Peaks – a guided hike

November 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Benbulben 526m, Kings Mountain 462m and Benwisken 514m are Sligo’s Royal Peaks.
Benbulben was named after Connor Gulbain a son of a high king of Ireland.
This guided hike is planned to encompass all three peaks in one day.

Our hike will commence at Luke’s Bridge and climb to the Trig pillar on Benbulbin. We then backtrack a short distance and cross over to the summit of Kings Mountain. The route continues up to the cross on Slievemore and rises gradually to the highest point of the day at spot height 597m overlooking the beautiful Gleniff Horseshoe. Finally we walk out along the escarpment to reach the summit of Benwisken, known as “The Breaking Wave”

NB****Please note this a long days hike*****.
Distance is 20kms
Estimated time is 7 hours. The pace will be be much faster than our usual hikes to enable us to complete the hike within the time frame as planned. A good fitness level is required. Definitely not for novices.

Meet at Drumcliffe church car park at 9:30am
OSI Map: 16
Cost: €30

Pre registration for this hike is required and numbers are limited to a maximum of 12.

To book and register for this hike please email us providing details of name, address and contact no at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com
or call us at: 086 3454045
or contact us through our web site:

Once we receive your booking request you will receive an email detailing how to register.

Equipment required:
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Walking poles are advisable and will provide additional support

For full details please visit us on our web site:

NB – Cancellation policy
Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund
Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%
Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement



November 2, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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