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 - Dursey Sound
10km/15km • 3 - 5 hours • (↑) 285m
A short walk in truly spectacular surroundings that takes you right out to the tail end of the Beara Peninsula where the Atlantic Ocean pounds the coastline.
DAY 5: 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 6: Departure from Castletownbere
There are regular bus services from Castletownbere to Cork City. Full details provided upon booking.