Diamond Hill Walk Connemara – Explore Galway

What Is Diamond Hill

Diamond Hill a 6.8km walk in the Connemara National Park one of the largest in the region. The trail offers a stunning summit offering 360 degree views, is an isolated peak overlooking the village of Letterfrack, and the Twelve Bens. 

Description

The Diamond Hill walk Connemara has 4 tracks green, red, blue and yellow with only the red reaching the summit. A little something for everyone you might say. All tracks offer some great views of Connemara

The map of the trails

Green

The green track is a simple easy 0.5km nature trail, great for families and has a attached kids play area.

Yellow

Is a 1.5 km walking track looping at the foot at the hill. Easy conditions well pathed and enjoyable for all.

Blue

The blue track is 3km track with a few climbs, but these climbs are well pathed, easily accessed and generally suitable for most people. This track still offers great views over and out of the national park

Red

The Red track is the most difficult and is the one taking you to the summit. In parts some small climbs are necessary and the tracks can be hard to see but this is only for a short period. All in all a level of fitness is need for this track but it certainly wouldn’t be too difficult.

Note: the tracks link up together meaning that the full length if completing the red track comes to 6.8 km.

Where is the Diamond Hill walk

Located in Letterfrack in the Connemara region of County away about 15 minutes from the town of Clifden.

How to get there

From Clifden

Take the N59 (Westport Road) towards Letterfrack. Before entering the village of Letterfrack you will see a sign for the National Park on the right hand side of the road. Turn right here and follow the road to the car park

From Westport

Follow the N59 (Leenane Road) towards Leenane, remain on the N59 to Letterfrack. 200 metres after the village you will find the main entrance for the National Park on your left hand side. Follow the road to the car park.

Cost

Diamond Hill is a free to use national park experience

Duration

Allow 3 hours for the summit walk can be done in 2 hours though.

Opening Hours

The staffed hours are 7 days a week from 9pm to 5:30pm

Grab A coffee

At the end of the Diamond Hill walk is the Hungry Hiker Cafe, grab a coffee and recharge on one of the many surrounding picnic benches.

Where to eat

We recommend the short drive back into Clifden and to check out Guys restaurant. Good homecooked food, craft beers and comfy little snugs to sit in. A perfect way to recharge the batteries after the hike.

Finer Details

Address

Connemara National Park, Letterfrack,
Co. Galway

Website

https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie

phone

+353 (0) 95 41054

email

cnp@housing.gov.ie

Other things to do in the area

  • Clifden Castle
  • Sky Road
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Bog Walk

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7 comments

  1. Unwanted Life – Unwanted Life's a blog about invisible disabilities (mental and physical health) combined with my personal experiences and knowledge to help destigmatise mental and physical health conditions
    Unwanted Life says:

    It took me a while to realise this was in Ireland

  2. Unwanted Life – Unwanted Life's a blog about invisible disabilities (mental and physical health) combined with my personal experiences and knowledge to help destigmatise mental and physical health conditions
    Unwanted Life says:

    I’m having a slow day, I clearly need breakfast

  3. JamieAdStories – I am a new independently published author with a history as a teacher and a dream to write short stories, novellas and scripts. From now on, I shall be blogging my way through the process of becoming a writer for a living and sharing my stories.
    JamieAdStories says:

    It looks like a great place to explore. I also thought it was in the US haha.

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