Killarney & Kerry has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world; rolling hills, winding valleys, waterfalls, lakes, mountains and the beautiful coast of the West of Ireland. What better way to see this natural beauty than the many choices between guided/non-guided walking tours and routes. Our position in the heart of Killarney very close to the Kerry Way Route affords our guests the opportunity to see Kerry & Killarney in a different way. Our team is on hand to help you plan your perfect walking holiday.
Make the most our Hotel Location in the heart of Killarney and experince diverse range of landscapes suitable for all levels of ability. The three large peninsulas which jut out into the Atlantic and make up County Kerry are the basis for the largest network of marked trails in Ireland:
An Overview of the Kerry Way
The Kerry Way covers a wide variety of terrain, from the firm footing of tarmac roads to more rugged sections out on wild mountainous countryside. The trail follows small roads commonly known to the Irish as 'boreens', long-abandoned coach roads and mass paths that are now overgrown with grass but nonetheless quite firm underfoot. There are also sections that cross through forestry, national parks and farmland which can get quite boggy in places. The trail is 200+ km long and takes an adult around 8+ days to walk.
The Dingle Way Walking Trail
The Dingle Way is one of over 30 Irish long-distance walking trails. Situated in the south-west of the Ireland, the walk completes a circuit of the Dingle Peninsula, starting and finishing in Tralee the capital of Kerry. The trail is 179km long and takes an adult who is reasonably fit an average of 8-9 days to walk.
The diversity of different landscapes is the reason why the Dingle Way is such a popular trail. It never takes long before a turn in the path reveals a dramatic change of scenery. From walking in the foothills of Slieve Mish to crossing the shoulder of Mount Brandon, from the crashing waves of the Atlantic at Slea Head to the tranquil setting of pastoral farmland and on to lonesome strands of golden beaches on the Maharess. The Dingle Way invigorates the senses.
Some of the finest archeological sites in Ireland can be encountered on the Dingle Way. Standing stones, ogham stones and a multitude of beehive huts are the most obvious structures to be spotted en-route. The iconic oratory of Gallarus is highly-recommended detour for those with enough energy. Another favourite stop-off point is the South Pole Inn in Annascaul, which is a shrine to local Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.