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Ramblers' Guide – Connemara

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherHarper Collins (out of print)
ISBNISBN-10: 0 00 220121 6
Price£9.99
Clifden, the Capital of Connemara, with the celebrated Twelve Bens rising beyond.

Clifden, the Capital of Connemara, with the celebrated Twelve Bens rising beyond.

Loch Mám Ochóige sits on a rugged gap in the Maum Turk Mountains.

Loch Mám Ochóige sits on a rugged gap in the Maum Turk Mountains.

Kylemore Abbey is very popular with visitors to Connemara.

Kylemore Abbey is very popular with visitors to Connemara.

Six books were commissioned in the Ramblers' Guide series, and although the Connemara title was delivered first, well in advance of the rest, it was the last to be published!

The route research was conducted in a month of strenuous walking while based in Clifden, the Capital of Connemara. A final selection of thirty routes was made for the guidebook. The enthusiastic assistance of Michael Gibbons of the Connemara Walking Centre was most welcome, and towards the end of the publication process, Michael checked all the route information in the book.

The routes include a selection of easy, low-level walks, as well as high-level walks through the Twelve Bens and Maum Turk Mountains. The mapping for the guidebook was provided by Harvey Maps and is based on their excellent Superwalker Map of Connemara, which is easily the most detailed and useful map for walkers in the area. The book is full-colour throughout and the photographs show off the scenic splendours and wilderness qualities of Connemara.

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Walk Contents

Walk 1 Owenglin River and Clifden
Walk 2 Circuit of Cregg Hill
Walk 3 Diamond Hill, Connemara National Park
Walk 4 Letterfrack, Dawros and Currywongaun
Walk 5 Kylemore Abbey and Dúchruach
Walk 6 Creeragh Church and Maolchnoc
Walk 7 Lettergesh and Maolchnoc
Walk 8 Binn Mhór, Loch Muc and Loch Fídh
Walk 9 Killary Harbour Coastal Walk
Walk 10 Killary Harbour and Salrock Pass
Walk 11 Clifden and the Fisherman's Track
Walk 12 Leenane and Leenane Hill
Walk 13 Leenane and Cnoc an Doirín
Walk 14 Gleann Creamha and Mám Tuirc
Walk 15 Binn Bhriocáin and Mám Tuirc
Walk 16 Máméan and Binn Idir an Dá Log
Walk 17 Cnoc na gCorr and Gleann Glaise
Walk 18 Corcóg to Binn Mhór from Mám
Walk 19 Corcóg to Binn Mhór from Maam Cross
Walk 20 Recess and Cnoc Lios Uachtair
Walk 21 Circuit of Derryclare Lough
Walk 22 Circuit of Ballynahinch Lough
Walk 23 Binn Ghleann Uisce
Walk 24 Owenglin Horseshoe
Walk 25 Gleann Mhór Horseshoe
Walk 26 Cnoc Breac, Binn Bhreac and Maolan
Walk 27 Gleann Carbad Horseshoe
Walk 28 Gleann Eidhneach Horseshoe
Walk 29 Binn Chorr Horseshoe
Walk 30 Gleann Chóchan Horseshoe