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" and "Cahersiveen to Waterville".
Distance 22.5 km
Highest point365 m
Lowest point13 m
This section takes you inland along an undulating ridge that is covered in a blanket of heather and peat. Explore remote and rugged Irish landscape at its best, with first-class walks. You’ll ascend the highest point of the Way’s coastal route, Knockavahaun, at 371m. A patchwork of forest and fields stretches out to Lough Currane. Ballinskelligs Bay and Waterville.
Charlie Chaplin and his family used to spend long holiday periods here and a bronze statue stands on the promenade at Waterville.
Taylor St John
Update: July 25, 2018
Best time of year
Tips and hints
This route is used in the following itineraries:
Foilmore (21 m)
V 52602 82073
29U 421302 5758509
These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.
In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.