Walk in Ireland, Galway Benchoona, ascent 565m, length 5.5km
madfrankie: Track 1985 in area near Benchoona, Twelve Bens (Ireland)
Benchoona - from the North-West Ridge
Length: 5.5km, Creator time taken: 3h10m, Ascent: 565m, Descent: 567m
Places:Start at L74958 63413, Benchoona, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
In poor weather the steep ascent up the spur from Lough Fee might not be the best approach. An alternative is via an easier grassy ridge that ascends from Lettergesh to the NW. Take the lane beside King's shop/post office for a few yards before climbing over a gate and ascending rough cattle-rutted slopes. Once up on the ridge the going is easy. There's a slight dip to a wet col, before the steeper rockier ascent to the summit.
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