Day 1 - Ben Wiskin
The Dartry Mountains are a mountain range in the north west of Ireland, in the north of counties Sligo and Leitrim. They lie between the lakes of Lough Melvin, Lough Gill and Lough MacNean.
The mountains are named after the old Túath of Dartraighe, which was part of the kingdom of Bréifne.
The range is a large dissected limestone plateau. Glaciation has carved the distinctive shapes of this mountain range, and there are many walks and hikes that will bewitch you with history, mythology and breathtaking views from every angle.
I climbed into a gully between the mountains of Ben Bulben and Ben Wiskin, and then further up onto Ben Wiskin. These mountains have stunning views over Sligo and Leitrim, right up as far as Donegal. The climb was pretty wet, as the February weather dropped a lot of rain into the boggy terrain, but my boots were up for it, and the views, not just from the top, but throughout the hike, were worth the squelch! Enjoy!
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