Walking Holidays in Connemara
Set in the midst of Connemara there are numerous marked trails and guided walks for guests to enjoy close to Cashel House. There is also spectacular hill climbing on the Twelve Pins of Connemara, which dominate the local landscape. Although not terribly high at just over seven hundred metres these mountains rise up suddenly from the low expanse of peat bog and loughs that characterise this part of Ireland. Guests can also climb Cashel Hill which is just behind the Hotel and can be accessed through our gardens and grounds.
We can arrange guided walks on any of the Twelve Pins and all other areas of the Connemara Coast.
Read an extract from our book “RAMBLES FROM CASHEL HOUSE HOTEL”
Cashel to Leathanagh: 1.5 hours walk from Cashel House Hotel taking in coastal views amid blanket bogs.
Cashel to Tawnagh-baun: 3 hours walk along a quiet paved road which turns into a track after 2 miles or so. Half coastal half inland covering scenery of old farm cottages, bogs and pier outlets.
Roundstone (Gurteen Beach & Dogs Bay): 3 hours walk along one of the most beautiful beaches in the west. Taking in rock pools, sand dunes, seals and on occasion the odd Porpoise. There is also a excavation site of a ancient village near the end of the peninsula.
Cashel to Lettercamus: 2 hours walk the other side of Tawnagh-baun.
Glinsk to Carna: 4 hours round trip by the coast road. Spectacular scenery of blanket bog, hillsides, lakes and Bertraghboy Bay.
Ballyconneely: All along the coast from Ballyconneely past the Connemara Golf Course and also down to the Coral Strand.
Clifden: The Sky Road, The Beach Walk, Cleggan and Omey Island (Watch out for high tides or you may get stranded).