Benbulben – Table Mountain
The traditional “tourist route” up the mountain, the Devil’s Ladder route has now become badly eroded in places and the Devil’s Ladder gully itself demands care due to its loose condition. River crossings can be problematic in very wet weather. Allow 6 hours for the round trip.
Start at either Lisleibane (Grid Ref. V827873) or Cronin’s Yard (Grid Ref. V837873). From Lisleibane follow the obvious track into the Hag’s Glen. Alternatively, from Cronin’s Yard follow the path until you meet the main Hag’s Glen track shortly after the Gaddagh River crossing (Grid Ref. V827864) WARNING – this river crossing can be extremely dangerous in high water and the Gaddagh can become swollen very quickly, ie. In wet weather what was a safe crossing in the morning may be lethal by the afternoon.