Ben Creggan

Ben Creggan or Binn an Charragáin (peak of the rocky patch) is a short but steep mountain with many crags, glaciated features and open faults.

Ben Creggan, also known as Binn an Charragáin, stands as a compact yet steep mountain adorned with numerous crags, glaciated formations, and exposed faults. Its rugged terrain offers a captivating display of nature's artistic prowess. From its lofty heights, breathtaking vistas unfold, encompassing the scenic Doolough valley, Tawnyard, the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, and the magnificent Mweelrea and Sheeffry mountains.

Embarking on the walk, the journey commences at Glenamurra, leading you to ascend the mountain's slopes towards its summit at 693 meters. At the peak, marked by a stone cairn, you are rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views that leave an indelible mark on the senses. As you continue the trek, the path descends along the steep terrain, guiding you downstream towards the Delphi valley, ultimately reaching the tranquil beauty of Finlough.

Every step along this trail reveals the raw and untamed beauty of Ben Creggan, inviting you to immerse yourself in its captivating landscape. The harmonious blend of jagged cliffs, ancient glacial formations, and open faults serves as a testament to the enduring power of nature. Embrace the adventure and allow yourself to be mesmerized by the ever-changing vistas that unfold before you.

Length - 8km
Height Gained - 650m
Highest Point - 693m
Difficulty - B Walk (Medium)

*The designed walks are liable to change on the day due to inclement weather, mountain guide instructions or landowner stipulations.

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