Day 1 Arrival in Glencar
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Killarney and then on to Glenbeigh*. From Glenbeigh, take a taxi to the remote and beautiful valley of Glencar.Please remember that the last bus leaves Killarney at 15.00. There are no bus connections between Killarney and Glenbeigh on Sundays.
Day 2 Glencar to Glenbeigh8 or 11 Miles / 13 or 18 Km 4-7 Hrs 340/410 Metres
Today’s walk through the so-called “Highlands of Kerry” starts from the Climber’s Inn at Glencar. A track junction near Seefin Mountain allows you to choose between one of two routes that lead you into Glenbeigh. Whichever one you take, they’re both beautiful!
Day 3 Glenbeigh - Foilmore11 Miles / 18 Km 5-7 Hrs 400/525 Metres
You have the choice to visit the beautiful Rossbeigh Strand before an old coach path takes you around Drung Hill where you pass above the old railway viaduct – a reminder of old local trade routes. Descend into the Ferta River Valley and continue to Foilmore.
Day 4 Foilmore (Coars Cross) - Waterville11 Miles / 18 Km 5-7 Hrs 580 Metres
You don’t climb to any great height on today’s walk but nonetheless it may be one of the more demanding walks on your itinerary! One of Ireland’s most westerly towns, Waterville enjoys spectacular sunsets. Look out for the statue of Charlie Chaplin next to the beach.
Day 5 Waterville - Caherdaniel8-10 Miles / 13-16 Km 4-5 Hrs 350 Metres
Hallelujah! After several days of hiking, your feet may just decide that this short walk is exactly what the doctor ordered. With the Atlantic Ocean to your right and Lough Currane to the left, this is one of Ireland’s most beautiful coastal walks. If you choose to follow the Derrynane Mass Path you can even dip your toes into the sea at one of the beautiful beaches along the way.
Day 6 Caherdaniel - Sneem10.5 Miles / 17 Km 4-6 Hrs 420 Metres
The route today follows an old track used to transfer butter to Cork in the 19th Century. Staigue ringfort, one of Ireland’s finest historical sites dating back around 2,000 years, is located just off the Way and is certainly worth the short detour.
Day 7 Blackwater - Kenmare12.5 Miles / 20 Km 5-7 Hrs 460 Metres
After crossing the fast-flowing Blackwater River, you descend to the shore of Kenmare Bay – a lovely setting for a picnic with views across to the Beara Peninsula. Kenmare itself is a pretty market-town with a lively pub scene and some fantastic places to eat.
Day 8 Depart from Kenmare
There is a bus service from Kenmare to Killarney. From Killarney, continue on to Dublin, Cork or Limerick by bus or by train. Full details provided upon booking.