Tour Code: 11121P6
Duration: 1 day
Explore a variety of nature walks in Connemara National Park located on the stunning Wild Atlantic Way route.The park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. The Parks mountain's, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous 12 Bens mountain range.The Park offers safe and easy trails that allow the whole family to participate, to the challenging tracks and trails specifically for those who enjoy their walking.
Western blanket bog and heath land are the predominant vegetation types to be found in the Park, with heather covering the mountain sides. Insectivorous plants such as Sundews and Pinguicula form an integral part of the bog community. Wild Red deer can be seen occasionally and the bird life of the Park is varied and birds of prey are present. Rabbits, foxes, stoats, shrews, and bats are often observed at night. The largest mammal in the Park is the Connemara Pony.
Connemara National Park offers safe and easy trails that allow the whole family to participate and also includes the challenging tracks and trails specifically for those who are very serious about their walking. Spend a wonderful day outdoors and breathe in the pure, fresh Connemara air. The park also have a wonderful playground for smaller children. The playground features a variety of wooden equipment including see-saws, slides, chin-up bars, tunnels, and playhouses. There are picnic tables with views of Diamond Hill.
Arrive at the Connemara National Park in Letterfrack in the morning, and view an exhibition on the Connemara Landscape at the visitor center.
After, explore the park, and choose to walk any of the following nature trails:
0.5km - Ellis Wood Nature Trail
1.5km - Sruffounboy Walk
3.0km - Lower Diamond Hill Walk
3.7km - Upper Diamond Hill Walk
With this package you get a voucher to have lunch at the Connemara National Park Tea Room, situated in the park. The lunch consists of a delicious homemade soup of the day, served with homemade brown bread, plus a freshly made sandwich (plain or toasted), with two fillings of your choice and tea or coffee.
After lunch, you can walk up Diamond Hill. The hike takes approximately three hours. On the various walks you can discover the parks fauna and flora.