Cork and Kerry Guided Walking Tour Itinerary

Day One

  • Transfer from Shannon Airport to the Beara Peninsula, pickup time 1.00pm.

  • Visit accomodation in Allihies, which is situated on the most south-westerly tip of the Beara Peninsula.

  • After dinner we will have a briefing on the weeks activities.

Day Two

  • Starts at Ballaghboy; from here we will take Ireland's only cable car to Dursey Island.

  • Travel westward along a remote island track past many of the old ruined farmhouse-dwellings to the island's tip.

  • Return back to the cable car by the old ruined Signal Tower on part of the Beara Way.

  • Distance 10.5 Km, 6 miles, Ascent, 260Mtrs, 750Ft approximately.

Day Three

  • Ferry from Castletown Bearhaven to Beara Island.

  • Follow the Beara Way along quiet country roads and tracks to Coomastoka Mountain.

  • Continue along the Beara Way to the island's tip, Ardnakinna Point, and then back to meet our ferry.

  • Distance 12Km, 7.5 Miles, Ascent, 240Mtrs, 720Ft.

Day Four

  • Walk Healy's Pass, a meandering country road that takes us over the spine of the Caha Mountains.

  • Visit Muckross House and Garden.

  • The rest of the afternoon is left free for you to explore the town of Killarney Town.

  • Killarney is our base for two days.

Day Five

  • Walk the Ring of Kerry through the Black Valley, starting from the famous Kate Carney Cottage.

  • Stop at Lord Brandon's Cottage for refreshments before continuing by the banks of Lough Uachttarach.

  • Walk the Kerry Way through Derrynahierka Oak Forest, finishing at Galway's Bridge on the Ring of Kerry.

  • Distance 15 Km, 9.4 miles, ascent 280 Mtrs, 800 Ft.

Day Six

  • Venture to the Dingle Peninsula, our base for the remainder of the tour.

  • Travel through Brandon on an old Bog Road that leads to Kerry's finest Blanket Bog-lands.

  • Walk to Sauce Creek and onto Brandon Point. Finish in Brandon.

  • We finish with a pint of Guinness in Murphy's Pub.

  • Distance: 12 Km, 7.5 miles, ascent: 390Mtrs, 1200Ft

Day Seven

  • Join the Dingle Way Trail that takes us to the golden sandy beach of Vantry Harbour.

  • Our trail then takes us inland following narrow country roads to the base of Mount Eagle. Clear views of the Great Blasket Islands, a tiny group of uninhabitated islands of Slea Head.

  • Climb to the summit of Mount Eagle.

  • Follow the old bog road to Eagle Lough, back to Ventry.

  • Distance 10.5 Km, 6.5 miles, ascent: 516 Mtrs, 1500Ft.

Day Eight

  • After breakfast we will depart for Shannon Airport; arriving at 1.00pm.