The High Trail


Caption. Me on Ben Corr, looking across the Inagh Valley towards the Maumturks.
Unfortunately, the first planned hike of the Galway Walking club had to be cancelled yesterday due to the high winds. We’d planned to hike in the Twelve Bens, and yesterday really wasn’t the day to hike there. On a better day, there is no better place to be than the Bens, and the picture above was taken there last April, when my wife and I took a day off and hiked from Derryclare to Bencorrbeg.

Caption. Looking towards Ben Baun from Benfree.
Just a month later, with the club, we hiked from the Western Bens to Ben Corr on a fabulous summer day.

Caption. Looking towards Ben Dubh from Ben Baun.
I didn’t hike that much in the Maumturks this year, but I did manage to get out in November, to scout a loop of the Northern Turks that I will lead later in the Spring for the club.

Caption. Maumturks, looking south.
I didn’t get out on the hills very often last year, so I guess one of my New Year’s resolutions is to do more hiking in 2022.

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