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Blackwater Bridge to Kenmare

Hiking trail · Ireland
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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 of Kerry. 

moderate
17.5 km
5:00 h
298 m
330 m

Along this route you will pass Dromore Castle, built in the 1830s before the Irish famine, then pass by the ruins of Cappanacush Castle from the 13th century. You'll have two scenic hills,of just 120m and 150m, to look forward to further on.   

After descending from Gortamullin Hil and crossing the Finnihy River into Kenmare you may like to walk to the ancient 4,000 year old Reenagoppul stone circle, situated just 0.5km outside of the town centre. Kenmare is a pretty market town with a host of great pubs and restaurants.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
193 m
Lowest point
7 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WISROK1

WISROK2

Start

Blackwater Bridge (23 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
51.856290, -9.743691
UTM
29U 448782 5745316
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Destination

Kenmare

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

Geographic
51.856290, -9.743691
UTM
29U 448782 5745316
what3words 
///astronomer.summers.boomer
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
298 m
Descent
330 m

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