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Caherdaniel to Sneem

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Map / Caherdaniel to Sneem

Prepare for plenty of ups and downs as you spend most of this section crossing the foothills with expansive views out to the coast. 

moderate
17.2 km
5:00 h
368 m
397 m

Start with a walk along Ireland’s ‘Old Butter Road’, used in the 19th century to transport butter to Cork. Climb the lower slopes of Eagle Hill before some lovely views across the inlet of Kenmare. Along the way you can take a shorter, but busier, detour to visit Staigue Fort, one of the largest ring forts to be found in Ireland.

Walk an old coach road leading to a boreen as you trace the track above the main Ring of Kerry road, following rocky trails, approaching the picturesque village of Sneem, with its jagged and rocky river bed.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
196 m
Lowest point
10 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WISROK1

WISROK2

Start

Caherdaniel (34 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
51.769450, -10.099417
UTM
29U 424138 5735968

Destination

Sneem

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
moderate
Distance
17.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
368 m
Descent
397 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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