8-daagse wandelvakantie Kerry Way

A walking holiday on the famous Iveragh Peninsula - the Ring of Kerry - the best known of the promontories in the southwest of Ireland. This 8-day walking tour starts in Glenbeigh and finishes in Killarney and includes some of the best of the waymarked Kerry Way walking route.

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Dag 1

Arrival to Glenbeigh. From Cork or Shannon airports, travel by bus to Killarney and on to Glenbeigh. Your accommodation is in this traditional seaside village. 

U overnacht in: Glenbeigh (Kerry)

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Dag 2

Glenbeigh to Foilmore. Walk from Glenbeigh to Foilmore near Cahirciveen, with views to the Dingle Peninsula. Your route passes the magnificent Rosbeigh Beach with stunning views over Dingle Bay, before walking through the Foilmore valley overlooked by the majestic Knocknadobar.

Distance 19km or 23 km. Ascents 300m. Approximate walking time 7 hours.

U overnacht in: Foilmore

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Dag 3

Foilmore to Waterville. Walk to Waterville through the hinterland of Cahirciveen. The route passes through turf bogs and pine forest. Some short climbs give views over Valentia Island and the western end of the peninsula.  Overnight in Waterville, a colourful coastal village.

Distance 25km. Ascents 350m. Approximate walking time 7 hours.

U overnacht in: Waterville

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Dag 4

Waterville to Caherdaniel via the coastal route and Derrynane National Park. A wonderfully scenic route, the distance is short and there is time to take a detour at Derrynane and visit Derrynane House and Gardens. Derrynane House is the home of Daniel O'Connell, an important man in Irish history. O'Connell is known as 'The Liberator' and was the father of Catholic Emancipation duting the 19th century.

Distance 15km. Ascents 200m. Approximate walking time 5 hours.

U overnacht in: Caherdaniel

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Dag 5

Walk Caherdaniel to Sneem on the "old Butter road" - from where butter was transported to Cork in the 19th century. The Way climbs again on the foothills of Eagle Hill and a short detour takes you to the 3rd century, stone built Staigue Fort. Your route stays above the main Ring of Kerry road, following rocky paths through sheep country to Sneem.

Distance 19km. Ascents 280m. Approximate walking time 6 hours.

U overnacht in: Sneem

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Dag 6

Sneem to Kenmare via Tahilla and Blackwaterbridge. This walk takes you along the rocky shoreline of Kenmare Bay, easy walking through forest and the estate of Dromore Castle. The delightful Blackwater Bridge spans the Blackwater River coming from high in the Macgillycuddy Reeks. Kenmare is an interesting and colourful market town, on the banks of the Roughty River where it opens up into Kenmare Bay. It was founded in 1670 and settled by a handful of Englishmen, who built a prosperous fishing industry and an ironworks.

Distance 14 or 26km. Ascents 50m. Approximate walking time 6 or 8 hours.

U overnacht in: Kenmare

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Dag 7

Kenmare to Killarney. Walk to Killarney on the “Old Kenmare Road” a delightful pass between Peakeen & Knockanaguish mountains. Descend through Killarney National Park, old oak forests, lichens, red deer, views over the Lakes of Killarney. The end of the Way passes 18th century Muckross House and Gardens and into the tourist town of Killarney. 

Distance 25km. Ascents 550m. Approximate walking time 7 hours.

U overnacht in: Killarney

Dag 8

Departure from Killarney. The end of your tour. Departure by bus or train from Killarney.


 

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