Information & Route Maps

Route Maps

Delphi Low Level Walks 1,2 & 3

Walking time: 3 hours

Delphi High Level Walks 1,2 & 3

Walking time: 3 hours

Safety & Equipment

Connemara Mountains Hiking & Trekking – Safety & Equipment Guidelines.

County Mayo & County Galway in the Connemara region of the West of Ireland offer some of the best mountain walks in Europe. A Connemara mountain day is unlike any other because of the unique blend of majestic old hills, splendid isolation, panoramic views of ocean, lake, river and sky all coming together to form a unique unspoiled environment. There are almost no tracks here so those who would venture forth need to follow some simple rules. If you do then you are certain to have an unforgettable day in Connemara.

Do not undertake a walk or hike which is beyond your level of competence. If you are fit enough but lack map reading and navigational experience then the safest and most enjoyable thing to do is to use the services of a local experienced guide.

Unguided walkers please note the following:

Please leave details of your intended route and expected time of return with someone at the lodge and do let them know when you have returned. Plan your route giving careful consideration to distance, height gain, daylight hours available, nature of terrain, fitness of walkers, escape routes and weather forecast.

Mountain weather in the west of Ireland can change from bright sunshine to mist and rain in the course of a day, so be prepared, experienced and competent enough to finish your walk in poor visibility and perhaps darkness. This applies particularly if you are doing a long high level walk.

It is wise to pack for all four seasons when you venture onto the mountains of Connemara. Our Atlantic weather can change frequently in the course of a day. Temperatures can vary by as much as 7℃ between sea level and summit. It is also wise to assume that an emergency, either yours or someone else’s, may necessitate you spending a night out, so be prepared.

Equipment Checklist

Guided Walkers

Unguided Walkers

If things do go wrong, which hopefully they won’t, stay put, stay calm, take time, make a plan and stay warm. If you need help and you have phone coverage then phone 999 or 112 and request Mountain Rescue. If that is not possible then safely send preferably two people for help with details of your location (a 6 figure grid reference).

Finally, don’t be put off by this page. Accidents are a rare event in these mountains. With common sense and a little planning you will have a Great Connemara Mountain Day