This route follows small country lanes for the majority of it and there are no pavements. Although it's very quiet do make sure you walk on the right so you're facing any oncoming logging or farm traffic.
There is some navigation across open grassland required but the yellow men will be there to help you on your way. If the weather does close in significantly then there is the option of continuing on down the logging track until you pick up the main road into Eyeries.
Tips and hints
Food & Drink
There is nowhere en route to stop for food so get your supplies before you leave Castletownbere. There are two good sized local supermarkets and a few delis to pick up fresh sandwiches and coffee before you hit the road. If you happen to cover the route quickly and find yourself in Eyeries around lunchtime then there is a local store and two pubs all serving food.
Points of Interest
This Bronze Age stone circle is one of one hundred dotted around Ireland. Constructed as a ritual and ceremonial site there are twelve stones left of out the fifteen thought to have stood here originally. Take a moment out of your walk to visit these, a calming place to sit in the sunshine.
The picturesque village of Eyeries derives its name from the Irish word 'adhradh' pronounced "eye-ra". Situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline it's colourful homes, pristine streets and communal atmosphere has resulted in it being awarded numerous 'Tidy Town' medals over the years. Stroll through the streets to see how many different coloured buildings you can count, stop by one of the friendly pubs with views over Coulagh Harbour or relax by the river in the sensory garden. Well worth it.