Leenane Hill

Leenane Hill stands imposingly over the village of Leenane, it is part of the famous Maumturks mountains and blends a tough but rewarding hike in all aspects.


Leenane Hill stands imposingly over the village of Leenane, it is part of the famous Maumturks mountains and blends a tough but rewarding hike in all aspects.

The walk starts from registration point at the community hall and follows the western way towards along the Killary Harbour. The walk then exits the road and enters a grassy trail, this trail rises slowly westward through stream engraved fords and scattered mountain rock deposits. After approx. 2km the walk will leave the Western Way trail and begin the assentation south towards the north shoulder of Leenane Hill.

The going is quite flat and boggy from 400m with excellent views of the Killary and the Erriff valley, and the Glencraff and Glenlosh valleys to the south. The expansive mountain top tightens to a narrow col before reaching the summit at 619m. From there the soft mossy ridge commences downhill where steady footing is required as it can often be wet and slippery.

The ridge links northwards back to the trail following the stream and onto the community hall for well-deserved refreshments, rest and reflection.

Length - 11.5 km
Time - Approx 6hrs
Height Gained - 720m
Highest Point - 619m (Leenane Hill)
Difficulty - B Walk (Medium)

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Leenane Community Centre
Leenane
Co. Galway

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