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Sneem to Blackwater Bridge

Hiking trail · Ireland
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Follow woodland and quiet roads into the tiny village of Blackwater Bridge. 

moderate
13.4 km
3:30 h
215 m
187 m

This section of the Kerry Way is relatively easy with only minor rises and falls. This stage often touches the busier Ring of Kerry route and enjoys yet more fantastic views of the Beara Peninsula. Trace the bottom edge of Kerry as you follow the Kenmare River northwards.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
110 m
Lowest point
9 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WISROK1

WISROK2

Start

Sneem (9 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
51.838280, -9.899828
UTM
29U 438004 5743434

Destination

Blackwater Bridge

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
215 m
Descent
187 m

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