Day 1 Arrival in Glengarriff
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Glengarriff.
Day 2 Glengarriff - Adrigole8.1 Miles / 13 Km 5-7 Hrs 640 Metres
A quiet country road takes you up into the Coomerkane valley and then climb towards the Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy splendid views over Bantry Bay before descending into the village of Adrigole.
Day 3 Adrigole - Castletownbere11.2 or 13.7 Miles / 18 or 22 Km 5-7 Hrs 630/700 Metres
Today you pass Hungry Hill – a mountain immortalised in Dame Daphne Du Maurier’s epic novel of the same name. You go around the mountain before continuing to the whitefish port of Castletownbere.
Day 4 Bere Island8.7 or 14.9 Miles / 14 or 24 Km 4-6/6-8 Hrs 400/500 Metres
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 5 Castletownbere - Dursey Sound16.8 Miles / 27 Km 7-9 Hrs 800 Metres
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 6 Dursey Island9.3 Miles / 15 Km 4-6 Hrs 280 Metres
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 7 Departure from Castletownbere
There are regular bus services from Castletownbere to Cork City. Full details provided upon booking.