Kerry Way

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 515.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Killarney, County Kerry
>   Distance: 114 miles (183 km)
>   Duration: 6 or 9 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any Start Date from April to October
>   Grading: Moderate
>   Way-marked

Kerry Way Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular coastline scenery and picturesque Killarney, splendid in its lakeshore location
  • Soak up the inimitable Irish way of life & hospitality in the villages and towns along the trail
  • Visit the breathtaking Skellig Islands - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with monastic remains which features in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'


The Kerry Way is Ireland's oldest long distance walk and follows a circular route, starting and finishing in Killarney. Described as a walkers' Ring of Kerry, the Kerry Way is a low-level circuit of the spectacular Iveragh Peninsula, a region of wild, natural beauty steeped in history and legend.

The glorious scenery of lakes, mountains and glens, ancient oak woodlands and a rugged coastline of wave-battered cliffs, coves and islands combine with the unhurried pace of life and wonderful hospitality to provide a truly memorable experience.

Your journey begins in the beautiful, bustling town of Killarney, situated close to the shores of the majestic shores of Lough Leane and within the Killarney National Park, home to native oak woods, birch, beech and one of the last remaining herd of red deer.

The route takes you through the National Park, past the majestic peaks of Ireland’s highest mountains, the MacGillacuddy Reeks, along coastal paths overlooking Dingle Bay to the golden sands of Waterville and Derrynane. This part of Ireland is rich in history, myth and legend, and the Ring of Kerry is a must for anyone who wishes to discover the real flavour of Ireland.

There are no great ascents on this route but there are some long and challenging days. This is not a route for the faint hearted, or the first time hiker.