The Twelve Bens Walk

The Twelve Bens Walk was challenge event in Connemara, County Galway, organised by Na Beanna Beola Hillwalking Club. It isn't clear what route was used in this event, or how many of the Bens were included, but it is known to have been one of the most difficult one-day walking challenges in Ireland.

Next occurrence:  Not organised since 2008

Last occurrence:  2008

Although the Twelve Bens Walk is no longer an organised event, it is still a popular 1- or 2-day challenge for individuals and small groups.

A guided version of this challenge is being hosted by Walk Connemara on Saturday 22nd June 2013.

Other walking events in Ireland:

  Challenge Walks

  Walking Festivals