Leenane Mountain

Leenane Hill stands imposingly over the village of Leenane, it is part of the famous Maumturks mountains and blends a tough but rewarding hike in all aspects.


Leenane Hill stands imposingly over the village of Leenane, it is part of the famous Maumturks mountains and blends a tough but rewarding hike in all aspects. 

The walk starts from a forested area of the Glen Valley and follows the Western way Eastward along the Killary Harbour. The walk then exits after the short trail and follows a rugged heathery spur for 2km to a spot height (556m) on the North shoulder of Leenane Hill. The going is quite flat and boggy from 400m with excellent views of the Killary and the Erriff valley, and the Glencraff and Glenlosh valleys to the south.

The expansive mountain top tightens to a narrow col before reaching the summit at 619m. From there the soft mossy ridge links softly following the stream downhill and northwards back to the ancient farmlands, lazybeds and ruins of the old village. The walk meets the roadway and onto Leenane.

Length - 9.2 km
Height Gained - 660m
Highest Point - 618m (Leenane Hill)
Difficulty - B Walk (Medium)

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Address

Leenane Community Centre
Leenane
Co. Galway

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