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Crossing the Connemara Mountains: Twelve Bens

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A journey on foot through the mountains of Connemara is something like entering another dimension. After crossing hills and reaching depopulated peaks and surrounded by the erosion of millions of years of rain and wind, one gives the feeling of being inside a model of trains and hopes to see the Ibertren pass from one moment to another .

There are numerous possibilities for trekking in the area. Connemara is full of beautiful mountains where at an altitude of 900 meters there is an incredible amount of beautiful lakes and valleys.

A highly recommended possibility is to perform the circular route of the twelve Bens It leaves from Letterfrack and travels a beautiful aerial scenery through the highest mountains in the area.

Although the tops might seem like laughing, this is a magnificent and hard journey lacking eight tops. It is difficult to know with what word to assign these mountain ranges since the harsh weather of these lands transforms these peaks of just 700 meters high into mountains of truly alpine characteristics. The route shown here leaves the Connemara National Park at the foot of the Atlantic and ascends to a circus of mountains where a total of 8 peaks are surrounded including Benbaun, the highest in the area with 729 meters. The weather in Ireland has a bad reputation but after all, apart from rain and wind, there are few times that the temperature drops below 0 degrees and it rarely snows so there are no excuses for not going out to the mountain when we fancy

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