Walk With Me include in their touring programme a series of Kerry Guided Walks to complement their Motor Tours that are suitable for all ages and fitness levels from easy walks in Killarney’s National Park to moderate full day walks and strenuous walks of the classic climbs such as Carrauntoohil and the MacGillycuddy Reeks in County Kerry.
Experience the real essence of County Kerry with guided walks designed and constructed by Walk With Me who offer a wide range of tours from half day guided walks in Killarney National Park to full days exploring the far reaches of County Kerry.
Walk With Me have chosen walking trails and routes that are off the beaten path and a little different to the norm. We can also design a walk to suit your specific needs or fitness levels.
Strickeen Mountain Guided Walk – 4 hours duration.
The famous traverse of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks starts with a gentle climb of Strickeen mountain located at the entrance to the Gap of Dunloe. This is a fine half day hike with spectacular views of County Kerry.
The Windy Gap Guided Walk – 6.5 hours duration.
This is the “King of Walks” in a county that is steeped in folklore and affectionately known as The Kingdom. This loop walk starts in the picturesque Mid-Kerry village of Glenbeigh. Takes in the beautiful scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, the great beaches of Rossbeigh and Inch, the Caragh Valley, the MacGillycuddy Reeks and the broad Atlantic Ocean.
Killarney Lakeshore, Arthur Young Walk and Boathouse Trail Guided Walk – 3 hours duration.
This is a walk for beginners set in Killarney’s National Park. It meanders through the Muckross Estate offering fantastic views of the lakes and mountains that surround the Killarney valley. This guided walk is a fabulous introduction to the world famous Muckross Estate and Gardens.
Killarney Lakes & Gap of Dunloe Guided Walk and Boat Trip – 7 hours duration.
This full day 21km boat trip and 10km guided walk reveals Killarney in all its glory and visits some hidden gems. Starting at the medieval Ross Castle, visits Innisfallen Island, Dinis Cottage, The Meeting of the Waters, The Eagle’s Nest, Lord Brandon’s Cottage and a spectacular walk through the Black Valley, the famous Gap of Dunloe, to your final destination at Kate Kearney’s Cottage.
Killarney Copper Mines Trail and Ross Island Guided Walk – 3 hours duration.
This guided walk takes you on a trail of the Copper Mines, which date back to 2400 BC, to the fabulous scenic viewing points of Governor’s Rock and Library Point on Ross Island. The Copper Mines on Ross Island has been designated a UNESCO site. The walk includes can a boat trip to the monastic site and oratory at Innisfallen Island plus a guided tour of the 16th Century Ross Castle.
Torc Mountain & Waterfall Guided Walk – 4 hours duration.
This walk requires a moderate level of fitness. It starts at Torc Waterfall in the Muckross Estate, climbing the Waterfall Trail, on to the Old Kenmare Road, continuing to the summit off Torc Mountain and returning at a leisurely pace to the Torc Waterfall carpark.
The Old Kenmare Road Guided Walk – 7 hours duration.
This walk requires a moderate level of fitness combined with suitable footwear and raingear. It starts in the Muckross Estate in Killarney and follows an old road through Killarney National Park to the town of Kenmare. It is 12 miles of spectacular scenery and combines lakes and mountains beneath ever changing skies.
This is Killarney and Kenmare’s “Camino”.
Bolus Head Guided Walk – 4 hours duration
Bolus Head in the very South West of Ireland and overlooking The Skellig Islands is one of Kerry’s finest half-day walks. From the trailhead in Ducalla you follow a mountain track and greenway to the ruins of a Second World War look-out post at a height of 280 meters with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. This walk requires a moderate level of fitness.
Carrauntoohil & MacGillicuddy Reeks – 7 hours duration.
This walk requires a high level of fitness combined with hill walking experience plus suitable footwear and raingear. Carrauntoohil is Ireland’s highest peak at 3414 feet/1039 metres, and stands as a challenge to any hill walker. It offers spectacular views of County Kerry and a sense of achievement.
Our MacGillycuddy Reeks guiding partners are www.lodgeandreeksguiding.com
Walk With Me recommend the following Hotels in the Killarney Area:
The Lake Hotel – Killarney, Co. Kerry
Great Southern Killarney – Killarney, Co. Kerry
McSweeney Arms Hotel – Killarney, Co. Kerry
The Brehon Hotel – Killarney, Co. Kerry