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Black Valley to Glencar

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Map / Black Valley to Glencar

Challenge yourself with steady climbs and sharp descents into stunning valleys. Walk along quiet roads, forested tracks, and fields on this section though rugged landscapes. 

difficult
20.7 km
6:30 h
572 m
575 m

Ascend out of the Black Valley to find views of Bridia Valley ahead. Walkers will need to take care on a couple of steep and bouldery descents from the two passes on this section. Follow quiet tarmac and gravel roads, as well as paths through forest, and fields.

Take in views to the wide Caragh River Valley and the range of hills beyond, dominated by the tilted triangular peak of Mulaghanattin (773m). Soon you’ll reach the shores of Lough Acoose, with views beyond to the Dingle Peninsula, western Reeks and Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain (1,039m). Finally, you approach Glencar on the main road.

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
387 m
Lowest point
72 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WISROK1

WISROK2

WISROK3

Start

Black Valley (92 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
51.985514, -9.664044
UTM
29U 454398 5759635

Destination

Glencar

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.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.7 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
572 m
Descent
575 m

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Highest point
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