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 - Dursey Sound
23km/27km • 7 - 9 hours • (↑) 800m
Walk along old country roads that take you through some forestry and then up into the Slieve Mishkish Mountains before descending
past an old disused copper mine towards the brightly-coloured village of Allihies. Then, a stunning walk out to the tail end of the Beara Peninsula.
DAY 4: Dursey Island
15km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 280m
With just 6 permanent residents, little motorised traffic and abundant wildlife, Dursey Island is a walker’s paradise. Free taxi transfer back to Castletownbere in the evening.
DAY 5: Departure from Castletownbere
There are regular bus services from Castletownbere to Cork City. Full details provided upon booking.