How long does it take to climb Mweelrea?

How long does it take to climb Mweelrea?

The fastest and most straightforward way to summit Mweelrea is via the 8–kilometre 3-hour Silver Strand Route. A longer route is the 13-kilometre 6-hour round trip via the Lug More (or Irish: Coum Dubh) corrie and the valley of Glen Glencullin that take in the summits of Ben Bury and Ben Lugmore.

How long to climb Mweelrea from Silver Strand?

Well worth it. 1 hour and 45 minutes up and 1 hour down, but I was going at a bit of a fast pace. Amazing views from the top!

How do I calculate my walking length?

If you want to calculate your walking stride length, divide the number of steps you took by 2 and divide that number into the measured distance. If it took you 16 steps to cover 20 feet, divide the number of steps (16) by 2 to get the number of strides.

How can I find the distance of a walking route I want to take?

Measure distance between points

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Right-click on your starting point.
  3. Choose Measure distance.
  4. Click anywhere on the map to create a path to measure.
  5. Optional: Drag a point or path to move it, or click a point to remove it.

Is Mweelrea difficult to climb?

A steep climb lies ahead towards the summit of Mweelrea but the going gets easier as a path becomes obvious. Following this descent there is a rugged slope to climb to bring you to the summit of Ben Bury (795m). There are a number of Cairns near the top but the summit lies on an area of boulders art 795m.

What height is Mweelrea?

814 m

Mweelrea mountain, at 814 metres, is the highest mountain in Connacht and one of the iconic ‘4 Peaks’. In good weather the summit offers some of the best coastal views in Ireland.

What is a good step length cm?

An average man’s stride length is 78 centimeters, while a woman’s average stride length is 70 centimeters.

Where does Mweelrea hike start?

Access. Approach on the R335 either from Louisburgh to the north or from Leenane to the south. The route starts and finishes at Delphi Mountain Spa and Lodge (Grid: L840652). Allow plenty of time for this difficult ascent and should visibility be poor make constant use of your map and compass.

Where to go on the Mweelrea mountain walk?

From Delphi Adventure Centre follow the Owenaglough River upstream. The route here is boggy and crosses some rough ground. After leaving the forest continue across the grassy bog heading in the direction of Shruhaunbunatrench, which you continue to follow upstream.

How tall is the peak of Mweelrea in Ireland?

Don’t go quite as far as Lough Lughaloughan, but head up to the left towards spot height 495. A steep climb lies ahead towards the summit of Mweelrea but the going gets easier as a path becomes obvious. The path stays close to a cliff edge as you make the ascent towards the 814m summit, which is marked by a cairn.

What can you do with a walking route planner?

It enables you to map your walks and calculate the distances and elevation profiles of your routes. It also provides training logs so you can track your progress and monitor the calories you burn.