Walking Trails Galway Near The Claregalway Hotel

Galway is a magical place to be when it comes to experiencing nature and there really is nothing quite like being out in the great wide open. With spectacular mountain ranges, fine beaches and stunning scenery around every corner, Galway is truly a walker’s paradise. What better way to take in the stunning views than to take on one of the many walking trails through our stunning county with something to suit all ages and levels of fitness.

Why Stay With Us?

After a long day exploring and hiking return to warmth and comfort of the Claregalway Hotel and relax unwind in our award-winning Bia & Co restaurant which offers the finest in locally sourced Irish Cuisine, Light Snacks, Pizzas and more. Each of our guests receive complimentary access to our state of the art leisure facilities for the duration of your stay. Unwind in your stylish and spacious guestroom and enjoy a restful nights sleep in our ultra-comfortable beds with crisp white linen. You are guaranteed a relaxing stay with us here in Claregalway. By booking direct on our official website, you will receive the very best deals with the warmest welcome and the most professional customer service. We look forward to welcoming you.

Claregalway Hotel - Connemara National Park - Walking Trails
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Connemara National Park

Enjoy various trails throughout the scenic woodlands and mountains that is Connemara Park. Connemara National Park is situated approximately 90 minutes from us here at The Claregalway Hotel but well worth the trip with walks to suit all ages.

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Diamond Hill Trail

The Diamond Hill trail is a 7-kilometre loop located in the Connemara National Park along the Wild Atlantic Way. With paved mountain paths and gravel tracks enjoy spectacular views of the Connemara coastline as well as Tully Mountains and the Twelve Bens. The Diamond Hill Trail is classed as strenuous.

Claregalway Hotel - Diamond Hill - Walking Trails
Claregalway Hotel - The Twelve Bens - Walking Trails
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The Twelve Bens

The Twelve Bens is suited for an experienced hiker with good navigation skills as you cross three peaks in the rugged Twelve Bens – Ben Lettery, Ben Gleniskey and Ben Gower. Spanning over 11 kilometres this walk features wild mountain terrain and spectacular views. Well worth the trek.

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Connemara Loop

Connemara is known for being one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the entire world, never mind just Ireland with some of the finest walks and hiking paths, making it best explored on foot.

Claregalway Hotel - Connemara Loop - Walking Trails
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The Western Way

For anyone seeking the ultimate Connemara walking challenge, the Western way is the perfect choice. The 55-kilometre trek starts on the edge of Lough Corrib, rail pushes north-west from the town of Oughterard, through the Maumturk Mountains and into the beautiful Inagh Valley alongside the epic Twelve Bens mountain range, finally ending with the wonder that is Killary Harbour. Challenging and recommended only for experienced trekkers but absolutely breathtaking.

The Claregalway Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the many walking trails in Galway. If you love nature trials, walking and hiking Galway is certainly the place for you. Galway is waiting to be explored by foot. We look forward to welcoming you.