Kerry Way

Description

  1. Name Kerry Way (KW)
  2. Length of trail 214 km, 133 miles
  3. Length in days 9 days
  4. Start of trail Killarney
  5. End of trail Killarney
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Kerry Way

Kerry Way, Killarney - Killarney, 214 km, 9 days

Everyone knows the Kerry peninsula, the scenic and mountainous southwest corner of Ireland. Mountains, lakes, moorland, mixed with the omnipresent Atlantic Ocean.

On the Kerry Way you will make a round walk over the peninsula, starting from the town of Killarney. The path is varied, leading into the mountains, visiting picturesque towns, touching the coastline once in a while.

About one third of the trail follows small tarmac roads. Most of the trail is over paths and tracks, crossing bleak fields and moors yellow with gorse, wild mountains in the background, bright coloured houses...

The Irish Coast to. Coast Walk makes use of the Kerry Way between Cahirciveen and Killarny. The European Long Distance Path 8 uses the Kerry Way for a small part between Kenmare and Killarny.

The trail is well marked and there are plenty of accommodation options. Guides and maps are available. Online documentation is excellent. For your own convenience, wear waterproof boots and clothes.

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The Kerry Way, 196km

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 2 votes | No 1. in Ireland
  • Oranginas, hiking trails Europe October 2005
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Lough Leane, the Torc falls, the desolate Black Valley and the fantastic cross over the Maggillycuddy’s. After that the rewarding view at Lough Acoose, the Windy Cap near Glenbeigh and the view at Dingle-bay while walking the uplands near Drung Hill. And, at the end, on the peat fields, the Atlantic Ocean!
  • Negative Increasing "private property", "no passage"
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • The Irish Coast to Coast Walk
  • The guidebook describes walking the 370 mile waymarked route through Ireland from Dublin in the east to Bray Head in the southwest on the Atlantic coast. Created by linking the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, Munster Way, Avondhy Way and the Kerry Way. An opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • The Irish Coast To Coast Walk
  • The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Wandelgids Walking guide The Irish Coast To Coast Walk | Cicerone
  • Beschrijving van de lange kust naar kust route door heel Ierland. Goed beschreven met veel details, zowel praktisch als achtergrond. The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • The Irish Coast To Coast Walk
  • The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Great Walks Of Europe
  • From the high-level route across the Pyrenees to the scenic Kerry Way in Ireland, from a descent through the Samaria Gorge in Crete to an ascent of Helvellyn in the Lake District, this book identifies the greatest walks in Europe: twelve of the best long-distance walks (taking from four to fifteen days to complete) and twelve extraordinary day... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Killarney to Valentia Island: The Iveragh Peninsula: A Walking Guide
  • The Iveragh Peninsula, the largest in southwest Ireland, stretches from Killarney to Bolus Head and attracts thousands of visitors annually. The Ring of Kerry coastal road winds along its fringes and sandstone peaks soar high above. It is a landscape of raw and stunning beauty from the lakes that fill the corries to the spectacular cliff... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Killarney to Valentia Island
  • The Iveragh Peninsula, the largest in southwest Ireland, stretches from Killarney to Bolus Head and attracts thousands of visitors annually. The Ring of Kerry coastal road winds along its fringes and sandstone peaks soar high above. It is a landscape of raw and stunning beauty from the lakes that fill the corries to the spectacular cliff... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Killarney to Valentia Island - The Iveragh Peninsula | Collins
  • Duidelijke wandelgids van dit specifieke deel van Ierland. Goede praktische informatie en zeker voor de GPS wandelaar handig met vermelde waypoints. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig, maar er wordt verwezen naar de benodigde topografische kaarten van Ierland. The Iveragh Peninsula, the largest in southwest Ireland, stretches from Killarney to Bolus Head... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Kerry Way
  • Beschrijving van de Kerry Way, een bekend lange afstands pad in Ierland. Goede beschrijvingen / Engels. The Kerry Way runs for 126 miles (203 km) through Ireland's most spectacular mountain landscapes, starting and finishing in the town of Killarney. Dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands, lakes and windswept passes blend magnificently... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • The Kerry Way
  • The Kerry Way runs around Ireland's most beautiful peninsula for 126 miles (203 km), starting from Killarney. It features mountain scenery and coastal panoramas, and is rich in geology and wildlife. The book contains clear mapping, 70 photographs and is robust and waterproof. It has a special feature on the ascent of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids The Kerry Way | Rucksack Readers
  • Beschrijving van de Kerry Way, een bekend lange afstands pad in Ierland. Goede beschrijvingen / Engels. The Kerry Way runs for 126 miles (203 km) through Ireland's most spectacular mountain landscapes, starting and finishing in the town of Killarney. Dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands, lakes and windswept passes blend magnificently with... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • The Kerry Way
  • The Kerry Way runs around Ireland's most beautiful peninsula for 126 miles (203 km), starting from Killarney. It features mountain scenery and coastal panoramas, and is rich in geology and wildlife. The book contains clear mapping, 70 photographs and is robust and waterproof. It has a special feature on the ascent of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Kerry Way
  • The Kerry Way is Ireland's longest waymarked trail and one of the most popular. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, it follows narrow country roads, forest paths, abandoned coach roads and mass paths, national park land and farmland. This clear and lively guide gives the prospective wayfarer enough information to plan and enjoy every step. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Kerry Way
  • The Kerry Way is Ireland's longest waymarked trail and one of the most popular. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, it follows narrow country roads, forest paths, abandoned coach roads and mass paths, national park land and farmland. This clear and lively guide gives the prospective wayfarer enough information to plan and enjoy every step. It... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Kerry Way: Self Guided Walking in Kerry, Ireland
  • Encompassing the famed Ring of Kerry, the Kerry Way is Ireland’s longest and premier walking route and the ideal walk to explore this scenic area. Experience the raw, unspoilt beauty of Ireland on the enchanting Kerry Way; a 210km Irish national walking trail which also takes in the highlights of the famed Ring of Kerry route. Walk through... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Ierland - Kerry & Beara
  • Wandelvakantie over de beroemde Kerry Way en het nauwelijks bezochte Beara schiereiland waar u in de dorpjes en pubs de pure Ierse sfeer proeft. De meren, parken en ruige bergen van Killarney National park, de steile kliffen van Bere Island en de kaap van Dursey Island; de zeehonden en vogelkolonies, de venen van Beara. Maar ook de... Read more
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