The Derrynane Loop Walk is a moderate 6-9 km loop walking route around Derrynane National Park near Caherdaniel, County Kerry. This walking route follows some of the Mass Path old pilgrimage route and the Kerry Way and passes through the hillside woodland above the Derrynane Blue Flag Beach and Derrynane House. Give yourself at least 3 hours to take it all in. Right from our doorstep.
Wedge Tomb - drive past Coomakista view point down the hill to where you see the "old road + a big mound of earth" - park in there….cross the road very carefully and go up the Kerry Way to the top where you will see the Wedge Tomb (signed) and a big rock from which to view the surrounding area.
Or you can walk along the Kerry Way from Thidwick BnB.
The Bolus Loop Walk is a moderate 3 hour (7.5 km) scenic coastal walking route near the village of Ballinskelligs in county Kerry in the beautiful south west of Ireland. This walk starts from the car park at monument to the American Liberator, which crashed off the Skelligs in 1944. The walk is easy follow on our maps and App but follow the purple arrows through gates, over styles, over streams and along the slopes of Bolus mountain. There are superb views of the Skellig Rocks and the Atlantic Ocean from here and there a high cliffs alongside the path so careful. From here you follow the purple arrows and return via the Green Road.
Bray Head Loop Walk is a moderate 2-3 hour (7 km) loop walking route to Bray Head and along the coastline at the west end of Valentia Island, Co. Kerry. €2 parking charge. It is a steady climb to the tower with spectacular views of the Skellig Islands, the Kerry coast and the Wild Atlantic Way along the way.
Half the way up to the tower on the south side of the road is a unique heritage site that many miss. Here there are remains of five dry stone buildings from early Christian times with 12 decorated stones, crosses and other geometric shapes engraved on them.
At its summit is Bray Tower, a two-storey abandoned signal tower built by English forces in 1815 during the Napoleonic wars and used as a signal station along with several other Martello towers located all along the Ireland coast. It was designed like a 16th century Irish tower house with a chimney and is surrounded by a stone wall. In 1907 Bray Tower was used by the Navy as signal station and again during WWII it was used for coastal watches.
From the tower there are great views out west over the Skellig Islands, north looking out over the sheer cliffs to Dingle and south along the Skellig Coast, Portmagee and Puffin Island. If you’re lucky you may also be able to see some whales passing the headland in the water below. Just below and west of the tower are the remains of the word EIRE written using stones in large letters to allow pilots during war times to identify the Irish coastline, a form of early GPS. When you get to the top please take care as there are exposed but stunning cliffs.
Near the car park, is the historic site where the first Trans-Atlantic Cable was laid in 1866 which connected North America to the rest of the world. At this time, Valentia Island was the centre of the world for communications and technology and is now seeking UNESCO World Heritage Status for this amazing part of its history.
Lomanagh Loop Walk - Sneem
10 km, 3-3.5 hour loop walk for all.
Details here: https://alaindwalkingireland.ie/kerry-walk-lomanagh-loop/