The Maamturk Mountains are a picturesque mountain range in North Connemara. They are less well known than their more famous neighbours, the Twelve Bens on the other side of the Inagh Valley. They are not very big (max 667m) but a pleasant climb in fine weather, with superb views and no congestion.
Dedicated fell runners run from Maumeen in the south to Leenane in the north in a single day.
Walking the Maamturks Going towards Leenane, the first climb, onto Corgemore, is a stiff 500+ m. Often there is mist, which makes an interesting problem of the route to Mullach Glas and beyond to the first lake at Mám Éan. Once atop Binn Chaonaigh you can see onwards to the highest point of the walk, Binn idir an Dá Log.
After passing this peak you descend steeply to the second lake at Maumahoge. From Knocknahillion to Letterbreckaun is a twisting ridge with ponds and a great view. A stepped descent, sometimes steep, leads then to Maam Turk pass. Beyond Maam Turk pass you enter the Northern Turks. Grassy or boggy surfaces and some very steep slopes particularly the long descent to the coast near Leenane.