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Walking the Kerry Way | Walking in Ireland

It is not at all surprising that Ireland is one of the most popular walking destinations in the world. The Kerry Way walking route would be right up there as one of the top way-marked trails to pull your hiking boots on for!

The Kerry Way is the longest of Ireland’s national way-marked trails at an incredible 215km in length. The joy of this walking trail is that it can be done in stages, can be joined at any number of points along its route and is signposted the whole way. The walking trail commences in the picturesque town of Killarney and will take you to the popular tourist locations of Kenmare, Waterville, Cahersiveen, Glenbeigh and back to Killarney. It is graded as a moderate walking trail with various terrains along its stunning route.


Many of the bed and breakfasts long the Kerry Way specifically cater for walkers and are approved as Walkers Welcome B&B accommodation. They make for perfect bases as you progress along the walking trail and will provide you with storage facilities for all your walking gear and are great for meeting up with fellow walking enthusiasts! If you are looking to complete the whole of the Kerry Way walking route it will take you about 7 to 10 days to do and it is usually broken up into 9 stages:

1. Killarney to The BlackValley22km

2. The BlackValley to Glencar 20km

3. Glencar to Caherciveen 28km

4. Caherciveen to Waterville30km

5. Waterville to Caherdaniel 28km

6. Caherdaniel to Sneem 19km

7. Sneem to Kenmare 30km

8. Kenmare to Killarney 25km

Places of Interest

There will be lots of places of interest along the route including castles, archaeological sites, Torc Waterfall, Killarney National Park and Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohill to name a few. You will see exceptional coastlines and outstanding natural beauty along the whole of your walking trek. Kerry is known for its friendly people and wonderful hospitality. So, if you are still undecided on what walking holiday/vacation to opt for, look no further than The Kerry Way long distance walking route, it’ll tick all your holiday desires!

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Posted: 13 Apr 2014 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

Tags: Kerry, Walking, Walking Trails

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