Lough Inagh Valley's stark landscape is beguiling, with the moody skies reflected in the waters of Loughs Derryclare and Inagh. The R344 enters the valley from the south, just west of the hamlet of Recess. On the western side is the brooding Twelve Bens mountain range.
At the north end of the valley, the R344 meets the N59, which loops around Connemara to Leenane and Killary Harbour. A track near the northern end leads west off the road up a blind valley, which is well worth exploring. It's fantastic walking country but trails can get busy in summer, so set out early.