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Killarney National Park

No doubt about it, Killarney in Co Kerry is the perfect destination for a walking holiday. With its stunning scenery and two of the highest mountains in Ireland, Carrauntoohil and Mount Brandon, it's no surprise to find that Kerry is a walker’s paradise.

Killarney National Park has some great walking routes that take you around some of the most idyllic locations beneath the backdrop of the rugged mountain summits of McGillycuddy’s Reeks. The park was established in 1932 to protect one of Ireland’s most precious and impressive natural settings. Walks can vary in length from two hours to a full day and will take you through ancient woodlands, around beautiful lakes and across various terrains

What You'll See!

A great way to experience the delights of Killarney National Park is to take a guided walking tour. The walking guide knows the region like no other and will be able to take you on walking routes best suited to your walking skill levels and will make sure you get the most enjoyment from your hiking adventure. On your walks you can visit places like the old copper mines, the 6th century monastery ruins on Innisfallen Island or the 15th Century Ross Castle.

The park is home to the native red deer and also the Japanese Sika deer which was introduced to the park in the 19th Century. You will get the chance to see wonderful sights such as the Torc Waterfall and have the opportunity to climb up along its side, right up to the summit and see out across the outstanding scenic landscapes. Across the various trails you see delightful fauna and various types of wildlife.

Walkers Welcome B&B

B&Bs in Ireland now have the opportunity to be approved as Walkers Welcome and there are ample Killarney B&Bs that have availed of this. They provide secure storage and drying facilities for your walking equipment. Hosts have a specific interest in walking and are able to provide comprehensive information on walks in their area including lists of times; distances and what walks will be best suited for your walking ability. They provide contact details for walking guides and will be able to give you details of pick up locations. They can even provide emergency rain gear. As everyone is aware, the weather in Ireland is changeable, so make sure to bring suitable outdoor clothing.

Thanks to Ireland’s changeable climate, the Emerald Isle enjoys lush green landscapes and a beautiful clean environment, which is just one of the reasons why it such a wonderful walking holiday destination.

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Posted: 23 May 2013 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

Tags: Kerry, Killarney, Walking

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