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In the hills and mountains around Kenmare are some of t […]

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In the hills and mountains around Kenmare are some of the most rewarding activities you could imagine. Every step seems to bring a different view and there are many fantastic short loop routes and also the famous Kerry Way.

The Kerry Way

The Kerry Way is about 210 km, starting and finishing in Killarney.  It is mostly an inland route passing through stunning scenery including dramatic glens, windswept moorlands, waterfalls and lakes. It is also possible to do the Kerry Way in segments.  The Kenmare to Killarney walk is 26km passing Torc waterfall and through the grounds of Muckross House with gorgeous lake views.  A detailed guide “The Kerry Way: a Rucksack Reader” is available in shops in Kenmare and will help you plan your walk.  You may also wish to check our blog piece on the Lomanagh Loop Walk, near Sneem.

Around Kenmare

There are a number of walking trails in and around Kenmare. Make sure to check with the Kenmare Walking Club for more information on local organised walks.  Gleninchaquin Park (photo below) on the Beara Peninsula offers 6 different loop walks.  Entrance is EUR 5 per adult, EUR 3 for students. Children go free.

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Also, another invaluable resource is the excellent Map My Walk website which gives a detailed list of all the walking trails in and around Kenmare, noting the distance, difficulty of the terrain etc.  We highly recommend you check it out.

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