Ring of Kerry

The Kerry Way

Experience the raw, unspoilt beauty of Ireland on the Kerry Way; a 210 km Irish national walking trail tha 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 sites.

Your journey begins in the popular town of Killarney, from where the trail then resembles a loop tied by a stem to the town. Although County Kerry is home to the highest mountains in Ireland, the Kerry Way is largely a lower-level inland route along the lower slopes and around the Inveragh Peninsula with views to the wild Atlantic Ocean. Discover remote glens like the Black Valley, and follow green roads and historic tracks that have been travelled for hundreds of years.
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Killarney to Black Valley

December 12, 2017
moderate
24 km
6:45 h
414 m
348 m
The lively town of Killarney follow the famed Ring of Kerry road route, with impressive views across to the Purple Mountain, and MacGillycuddy’s ...
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Black Valley to Glencar

December 12, 2017
difficult
20.7 km
6:30 h
572 m
575 m
Challenge yourself with steady climbs and sharp descents into stunning valleys. Walk along quiet roads, forested tracks, and fields on this ...
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Glencar to Glenbeigh

December 19, 2017
moderate
13.5 km
4:00 h
367 m
422 m
Easy trails characterise this section as you follow first a ‘boreen’ (small road) then gravel forestry tracks to Lickeen Wood. 
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Glenbeigh to Foilmore

December 12, 2017
moderate
20 km
5:30 h
352 m
361 m
A diverse and rolling day's walking along forest paths, minor roads, and across hillsides with scenic views stretching out across the bay. 
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Foilmore to Waterville

April 13, 2018
difficult
22.5 km
7:00 h
736 m
744 m
This route is for our 12 Day/11 Night itinerary, bypassing the spur to Cahersiveen. Please use this in place of routes "Foilmore to Cahersiveen" ...
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Foilmore to Cahersiveen

December 13, 2017
easy
9 km
2:30 h
108 m
108 m
This route is for our 10 Day/9 Night itinerary, including the spur to Cahersiveen. Please use this, followed by "Cahersiveen to Waterville", in ...
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Cahersiveen to Waterville

December 13, 2017
difficult
29.4 km
8:30 h
780 m
788 m
This route is for our 10 Day/9 Night itinerary, including the spur to Cahersiveen. Please use this in place of route "Foilmore to Waterville".
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Waterville to Caherdaniel

December 13, 2017
moderate
11.5 km
3:30 h
291 m
256 m
Choose between a shorter coastal route or a more challenging, longer inland path to Caherdaniel.
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Caherdaniel to Sneem

December 13, 2017
moderate
17.2 km
5:00 h
368 m
397 m
Prepare for plenty of ups and downs as you spend most of this section crossing the foothills with expansive views out to the coast. 
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Sneem to Blackwater Bridge

December 13, 2017
moderate
13.4 km
3:30 h
215 m
187 m
Follow woodland and quiet roads into the tiny village of Blackwater Bridge. 
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Blackwater Bridge to Kenmare

December 13, 2017
moderate
17.5 km
5:00 h
298 m
330 m
A continuation of the easier path that you followed to Sneem, the route to Kenmare follows more forest paths and minor roads along the south coast ...
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Hiking trail · Ireland

Kenmare to Killarney

December 13, 2017
difficult
25 km
7:15 h
627 m
585 m
This final stage of the Kerry Way takes you along the Old Kenmare Road and over passes between Strickeen and Inchimore and then Peakeen and ...
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