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  • 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 Castletownbere - Allihies

    9.5 Miles / 15 Km 4-6 Hrs 500 Metres

    A hike along century old country roads takes you past a Bronze Age stone circle and through some forestry before it climbs up into the Slieve Mishkish Mountains. You can catch a glimpse of the northern side of the peninsula before the trail climbs once more and then descends past an old disused copper mine into the brightly coloured village of Allihies.

  • Day 3 Allihies - Dursey Sound

    6 or 9.5 Miles / 10 or 15 Km 3-5 Hrs 285 Metres

    A stunning walk in truly spectacular surroundings. You will pass Ballydonegan Strand, a man-made beach created from thousands of tons of crushed rock extracted by the now closed Allihies Copper Mines. From there, a coastal path overlooking the Atlantic Ocean leads you to a deserted mountain track that takes you right out to the western end of the Beara Peninsula, where the Atlantic Ocean pounds the coastline.

  • Day 4 Dursey Island

    9.5 Miles / 15 Km 4-6 Hrs 280 Metres

    Take a trip on Ireland’s only cable car which will bring you across Dursey Sound, a narrow stretch of water with a very strong tide and reefs of rocks. With just 6 permanent residents, little motorised traffic and abundant wildlife, Dursey Island is a walker’s paradise.

  • Day 5 Departure from Castletownbere

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