• 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 Glenbeigh

    8 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 - Foilmore

    11 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) - Waterville

    11 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.

    Although this walking tour as a whole is classed as 'Gentle', this particular hike is more 'Challenging'. Where possible we have tried to make this section easier by shortening it or by offering route alternatives.
  • Day 5 Waterville - Caherdaniel

    8-10 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 - Sneem

    10.5 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 - Kenmare

    12.5 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

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