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Caherdaniel to Sneem section Kerry Way

The Kerry Way 10 Days & 9 Nights

Experience the raw, unspoilt beauty of Ireland on the enchanting Kerry Way; a 210km Irish national walking trail which also takes in the highlights of the famed Ring of Kerry route. Walk through rolling landscapes punctuated by lonely valleys, dramatic Atlantic coastlines, peaceful lakes, charming villages and historic features. Although County Kerry is home to the highest mountains in Ireland, the Kerry Way is largely a lower-level inland route. Discover remote glens such as the Black Valley, and follow old green roads and historic tracks that have been travelled for hundreds of years. Steeped in ancient history, the Kerry Way takes you past Iron Age forts, Ogham stones and old monasteries. This classic national trail is a must for anyone who wishes to discover the real flavour of Ireland.

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Killarney to Black Valley
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 389 m
Descent 336 m

A hike that takes you from Killarney to the grounds of the Muckross Estate past Torc Waterfall and through wild moorland to Black Valley.

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Alternative Route: Killarney to Black Valley
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.6 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 239 m
Descent 177 m

The section from Galway's Bridge to Black Valley is prone to flooding after heavy and continuous rainfall. This walk is an alternative route in ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Black Valley to Glenbeigh
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 34 km
Duration 10:00 h
Ascent 922 m
Descent 987 m

Ascend out of the Black Valley to find views of Bridia Valley ahead. Follow quiet tarmac and gravel roads, as well as paths through forest, and ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 29 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 449 m
Descent 467 m

The trail takes you out of Glenbeigh and onto an elevated path crossing over Rossbeigh Hill where you can enjoy spectacular views across Dingle Bay.

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Cahersiveen to Waterville
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 29.4 km
Duration 8:30 h
Ascent 780 m
Descent 788 m

This is a long and remote day of walking with far reaching panoramic views on your way to Waterville.

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Waterville to Caherdaniel
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.5 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 278 m
Descent 274 m

A gentle walk along the coast with views of the Beara peninsula and across to Kenmare (this is the coastal route).

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Caherdaniel to Sneem
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.2 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 368 m
Descent 397 m

Prepare for plenty of ups and downs, far-reaching views of mountains, the coast, and Kenmare River all the way.

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Sneem to Kenmare
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 30.8 km
Duration 8:30 h
Ascent 512 m
Descent 510 m

This section of the Kerry Way is long but relatively easy with only minor rises and falls, with two scenic hill towards the end, of just 120m and ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Kenmare to Killarney
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 25 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 627 m
Descent 585 m

This final stage of the Kerry Way takes you along the Old Kenmare Road through farmland and over a high saddle before reaching the leafy woodlands. 

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