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Walking Trips

 

 

Day Walks

Day walks in Kerry, southwest Ireland. There is a different walk every day so you can join for as many days as you wish. Walks vary from 7-10 miles offering a great variety of coastal, inland and Killarney National Park.

 

Do you love walking but only have a day on your holidays to try it out?
Do you want to go off the beaten and discover some of the best coastal, national park and valley walks in Ireland?
Do you want to be dropped off and picked up under the guidance of an experienced guide?

The walks last 6-7 hours including transfer time. Walks are suitable for all with a reasonable level of fitness and a spirit of adventure!!

There is also the opportunity to climb Ireland’s highest mountain – Carrauntoohill graded difficult.

 

Sunday

Dooks Beach and Mountain:

 

Walking tours in KerryA gentle walk on ancient bog road and stunning Atlantic beach.  Walk finishes at the Red Fox Inn where you can also visit Irelands only Bog Village museum.

Distance: 12km / 7.5miles

 Ascent: 50m / 165ft

 

 

Start: 09.30 Kerry Ocean Lodge, Glenbeigh

 

 

Monday

The Atlantic Coast along the Kerry Way (Kells-Glenbeigh):

 

The slopes of Drung Hill give spectacular views over the Atlantic Coast and Dingle Bay.? Tread the same path used by our early ancestors while discovering archeological artefacts and 4,000-year-old rock art.

Distance: up to 17km/10.5miles

Ascent: 300m / 1,000ft

Start: 09.30 Kerry Ocean Lodge, Glenbeigh

 

Tuesday

The Kerry Way (Glenbeigh-Glencar):

 

Walk from the seaside village of Glenbeigh, ascending gradually to circle Seefin Mountain (seat of Irish legend Fionn). The great views over Dingle Bay and Lough Caragh are a photographers paradise. Stroll downwards into the lush valley of the Caragh River. Finishes at the renowned Climbers Inn.

Distance: up to 17km / 10.5miles

Ascent: 350m / 1,150ft

Start: 09.30 Kerry Ocean Lodge, Glenbeigh

 

Wednesday

Carrauntoohill - Irelands highest mountain - 1039m:

 

Hillwalking irelandClimb Carrauntoohil, Irelands majestic highest mountain (1039m), with spectacular views over the southwest and as far north as Galway Bay. A reasonable level of fitness  is required.

Distance: (depending on route) 12km / 7.5miles

Ascent: up to 1,150m / 3,750ft

 

 

Start: 9.30 Kerry Ocean Lodge, Glenbeigh

        10.15 Tourist Office, Beech Road, Killarney

 

Thursday & Saturday

Killarney National Park:

 

Discover the wild side of Killarney National Park, habitat of the only pure herd of Irish Red Deer. Starting in the ancient oak woods of Derrycunnihy, walk the Old Kenmare Road, regarded in medieval times as the most westerly route in the world! Descend beside the spectacular Torc waterfall and stroll by Muckross Lake into the gardens of Muckross House (19th century mansion), with its welcoming teashop

Distance: 10.5km / 6.5miles    Ascent: 230m / 750ft

 

Start: 09.30 Kerry Ocean Lodge, Glenbeigh

          10.15 Tourist Office, Beech Road, Killarney

 

Friday

The Kerry Way (Black Valley) and Gap of Dunloe:

 

Kerry WayThe dramatic, ice-carved Black Valley has an alpine appearance. Walk through the peaceful, remote Black Valley, followed by a walk through the internationally known Gap of Dunloe with an opportunity to finish the day with an Irish coffee at Kate Kearneys Cottage.

Distance: up to 16km / 10miles   Ascent: up to 400m / 1,300ft

 

Start: 09.30 Kerry Ocean Lodge, Glenbeigh

          10.15 Tourist Office, Beech Road, Killarney

 

 

Rates:

 

Per Person: € 39 (all day walks excluding Carrauntoohill)
€ 75 per person (Carrauntoohill on Wednesdays). Minimum of 2 people.
 

PRICE INCLUDES:
- Bus transfers to and from walks
- Experienced Go Ireland guide
- Free car parking at Kerry Ocean Lodge

PICK-UP/DROP OFF POINT: Kerry Ocean Lodge, Glenbeigh and Killarney Tourist office

Kenmare

Kenmare Bay Hillwalking:

 

Walking Kerry We are truly blessed to find ourselves located between the “ Beara Way”   and   the “ Kerry Way” which trails through out Cork and Kerry. We are facing directly across the Kenmare Bay from Carrauntoohill Irelands highest peak. Another popular option is the old Killarney to Kenmare route. Again our instructors will lead you on enchanting trips through some of Irelands most rugged beauty, some of which are only accessible on foot.

 

Full days and multi days are available with gear provided subject to availability, such as boots, rain gear and compasses. A looped 2 hour walk is available from the centre with fabulous views over Kenmare Bay and Dinish Island.

 

Rates:

 

Per Person: €

Killarney

Killarney Guided Walks:

 

Walking in IrelandGreat relaxing walks where the emphasis is on fun and relaxation. We meet every morning at 11am for the two hour walk(other times on request). Beautiful scenery, mountains, lakes and woods; some by old landlord houses with lovely gardens. We walk through woodland, parkland, along the lake shore and the river walk. In fact just about wherever you and your feet want to go!!

Visit ancient places like the old copper mines (dating back 4000 years), 6th century monastery ruins on Innisfallen Island or the 15th Century Ross Castle. See where Brother Cudda slept for 200 years, where Queen Victoria visited in 1861 and where President De Gaulle of France stayed in 1969. Also, in the same year, where part of the award winning Ryan's Daughter (starring Robert Mitchum) was filmed.

See our native red deer or the Japanese Sika introduced here in the mid 19th Century. Unusal trees here are the arbutus (Strawberry Tree) fuscia and Monte Rey Pines. You might see the rare Kerry cow on your walk (brought to Ireland by the Celts). In season, you will also see abundant local flora including wild mint, garlic and myrtle.

 

Rates:

 

Per Adult: € 9.00

Per Child: € 5.00


Tours

 

Kerry and Dingle Walk:

 

Walking in Kerry IrelandKerry is world famous for its deep blue lakes, wild mountainous landscapes, rugged coastline and subtropical flora. What better way to spend a week than walking amidst such splendour! We base ourselves in the village of Glenbeigh and bustling town of Dingle both accessible to some of the best walks in the area.

From Glenbeigh we will walk a part of Kerry Way – one of the most famous walking routes in Ireland. We will also visit Valentia Island – the site for the first transatlantic telegraph cable which connected Irish village of Cahersiveen with New York. The Skellig Islands are spectacular and a boat trip there is one of the most amazing day trips you can take anywhere in Ireland.

The Dingle peninsula offers wonderful opportunities for walking including the very western tip of Slea Head peninsula (Ireland’s most westerly point) and if the sea is calm Great Blasket Island one of the finest walks in the southwest of Ireland. The town of Dingle offers many distractions itself and is a great base from which to enjoy traditional music.

 

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • 6 packed lunches and 4 dinners
  • Luggage transfer
  • Needed transfers
  • Walking guide
  • Set transfer to and from Shannon Airport

 

2009 GROUP TOUR DATES
July 18
September 12


 

Rates:

 

Per person Sharing:    €899.00

 

 


 

Kerry Peninsula Tour:

 

Day 1 A courtesy transfer from Shannon, Cork or Kerry Airports (within our timetable) is available. Arrive to first Guesthouse in Killarney where we stay for the next 2 nights of your holiday. Evening meal together and a general chat about the coming week.

Day 2 Wonderful walk through the famous Gap of Dunloe with fabulous views over the Lakes of Killarney & spectacular glacial formations in this well-known valley. Finish walk and transfer back to Killarney. Evening meal in local restaurant.
Walk Details Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Ascent: 350m. Rocky and sometimes wet & muddy tracks and road walking. Boots essential.

 

Day 3 Walk from Killarney to Kenmare passing the historic Muckross House and gardens. Continue through Killarney National Park towards Peakeen Mountain with glorious views over the Kenmare River. Transfer from the end of the walk to the award-winning village - Sneem - where we stay for our next 2 nights. Dinner and overnight at accommodation.
Walk Details Distance: 20kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Ascent: 400m. Mountain tracks and open roads. Can be wet - boots recommended.

Day 4 Walk from Sneem to the spectacular Staigue Fort. This is a glorious walk with breath-taking views to the south over the Kenmare Bay to the Beara Peninsula and north over towards Waterville. Return to Sneem for evening meal and overnight.
Walk Details Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Ascent: 400m. Grass tracks, open bog land and rough mountains. Can be wet underfoot - boots essential. Some road walking.

Day 5 Leaving Sneem we enjoy a wonderful morning walk around the historic Derrynane National Park and Abbey Island -- famed by Daniel O’Connell, The Liberator, - with great coastal vistas. From here we continue along this majestic coastline with views out to the Skellig Rock, to the lovely hamlet of Waterville. Short coach transfer to Portmagee. Evening meal and overnight accommodation in Portmagee.
Walk Details Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Ascent: 300m. Some road walking, grass tracks and rough heather. Boots essential.

Day 6 This is your Free Day. However we do offer a visit to the famous and spectacular Skellig Island - if weather, sea and boats permit! Dinner & overnight in Portmagee.

Day 7 Follow an ancient and fascinating stagecoach trail from Kells, just outside Caherciveen, and enjoy the most wonderful scenery of the week as we walk along the shores on Dingle Bay east to Glenbeigh. A truly memorable walk for our last day on the Peninsula. Overnight and farewell Dinner in Glenbeigh.
Walk Details Distance: 18kms. Duration: 5hours. Max. Ascent: 450m. Grass and rocky tracks, open bog land and some road walking. Boots essential.

Day 8 Departures. After breakfast, we offer a courtesy transfer to Shannon Airport

Holiday Includes - Bed and breakfast accommodation, full Irish breakfast, picnic lunch (on walking days only), dinner each evening, 6 days walking with expert Irish Guide, mini-bus transport to/from walking locations, luggage transport, transfers from airports to start of holiday. Transfer Back to Shannon after the holiday.

Not Included - Any boat trips, personal drinks, entrance fees to theaters, parks or museums etc. or gratuities.

 

Rates:

 

Per person Sharing:    €