Beara Way Hiking Trail Ireland - Dursey Island

DAY 1: Arrival in Castletownbere

From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Castletownbere.

DAY 2: Bere Island

14/24km • 4-6/6-8 hrs • (↑) 400m/500m

A short 15 minute ferry ride across the sheltered harbour will take you to Bere Island. There are two loops on the island - you choose how far you wish to walk.

DAY 3: Castletownbere - Allihies

15km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 500m

Walk along old country roads that take you through some forestry and up into the Slieve Mishkish Mountains before descending past an old disused copper mine into the brightly-coloured village of Allihies.

DAY 4: Allihies - Eyeries

13km • 3 - 5 hours • (↑) 435m

A lovely mountain path brings you across the northern slopes of the Slieve Mishkish range with great views over Coulagh Bay before descending into Eyeries.

DAY 5: Eyeries - Ardgroom

14km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 175m

Start today with a beautiful coastal walk along the shores of Coulagh Bay, with the waves crashing onto the beaches next to you. Then, an old boreen takes you past Lough Fada to Ardgroom.