At the top of the northern cliffs as the sun lit up the foreground.
Having reached the top of Benbulben, and continued past the summit to enjoy the views from the northern cliff tops, it was time to retrace my steps and make my way down again. Before descending to the valley floor on the east side of the mountain, I would need to walk back along its length and over Benbulbin South East Top to find a less steep way down.
Passing the trip pillar again at the muddy summit.
Views over the beach at Rosses Point.
The beach at Rosses Point catching the light.
Looking along the saddle to Benbulbin South East Top.
Views towards Lough Gill and the Ox Mountains.
The long arm of the plateau reaching out to Benwiskin.
Starting to drop back down into the valley.
Looking back at my descent route from the mountain.
Reaching the valley floor, I began the walk back to the car on the track across the bog. The clouds that had been circling around all day finally caught up with me and I was accompanied by rain for the rest of the walk. I couldn’t complain as it had remained dry most of the day, and I’d had some dramatic skies for my exploration of this legendary mountain.