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Glenbeigh to Foilmore

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    River Behy
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A diverse and rolling day's walking along forest paths, minor roads, and across hillsides with scenic views stretching out across the bay. 

moderate
Distance 20 km
6:00 h
352 m
361 m
330 m
14 m

The trail takes you out of Glenbeigh to cross the River Behy, over Rossbeigh Hill where you will have fantastic views looking out across the Dingle Bay and over to the Dingle Peninsula.

The Kerry Way continues onto the slopes of Drung Hill to follow an old coach road into Foilmore. Please refer to your documents for your pick-up details for the transfer to Cahersiveen.

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Update: July 14, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
330 m
Lowest point
14 m
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Road 2.70%Unknown 97.29%
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19.5 km
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Safety information

Much of this route follows country roads with no pavements so take good care. Although the roads and lanes can be quiet it's always best to walk on the right to face any oncoming traffic and make yourself as visible as possible.

There is a risk of ticks in the grass. Use insect repellent and check your body on arrival in Foilmore or Cahersiveen.

Tips and hints

Food & Drink:

There is nowhere en route to buy food, so it is best to speak with your host to arrange for a packed lunch to be made for you or buy lunch from a shop in Glenbeigh before setting off.

On arrival in Cahersiveen, there will be restaurants, cafes and bars to refuel.

Start

Glenbeigh (28 m)
Coordinates:
OSI Grid
V 66990 91070
DD
52.056132, -9.939893
DMS
52°03'22.1"N 9°56'23.6"W
UTM
29U 435557 5767698
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Destination

Foilmore

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

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Coordinates

OSI Grid
V 66990 91070
DD
52.056132, -9.939893
DMS
52°03'22.1"N 9°56'23.6"W
UTM
29U 435557 5767698
w3w 
///scorecards.salon.sweepers
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Along with your usual gear for a day in the hills, you should consider packing gaiters, poles, and an extra layer along with a solid good-quality pair of waterproof boots of course.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
352 m
Descent
361 m
Highest point
330 m
Lowest point
14 m

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