Muckross Lake, Killarney National Park

The Kerry Way 5 Days & 4 Nights

Experience the raw, unspoilt beauty of Ireland on the enchanting Kerry Way; a 210km Irish national walking trail which also takes in the highlights of the famed Ring of Kerry route. Walk through rolling landscapes punctuated by lonely valleys, dramatic Atlantic coastlines, peaceful lakes, charming villages and historic features. Although County Kerry is home to the highest mountains in Ireland, the Kerry Way is largely a lower-level inland route. Discover remote glens such as the Black Valley, and follow old green roads and historic tracks that have been travelled for hundreds of years. Steeped in ancient history, the Kerry Way takes you past Iron Age forts, Ogham stones and old monasteries. This classic national trail is a must for anyone who wishes to discover the real flavour of Ireland.

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Killarney to Black Valley
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 389 m
Descent 336 m

A hike that takes you from Killarney to the grounds of the Muckross Estate past Torc Waterfall and through wild moorland to Black Valley.

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Alternative Route: Killarney to Black Valley
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.6 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 239 m
Descent 177 m

The section from Galway's Bridge to Black Valley is prone to flooding after heavy and continuous rainfall. This walk is an alternative route in ...

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Black Valley to Glencar
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.7 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 572 m
Descent 575 m

Look forward to a few steady climbs and sharp descents into stunning valleys. Walk along quiet roads, forested tracks, and fields on this section ...

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Glencar to Glenbeigh
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.5 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 367 m
Descent 422 m

A gentle walk combining woodland paths with views of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Lough Caragh and the Dingle Peninsula.

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