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physioneil

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Walking in Kerry
« on: 19:03:25, 18/09/12 »
Off to Kerry in November. Apart from the chronic lack of footpaths, any other gems of info?


Nice walks?
Which maps?
Nice pubs at end of walks? ;)


I know naff all about Ireland, so any advice you have is welcome.


Cheers

yeti

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Re: Walking in Kerry
« Reply #1 on: 19:26:04, 18/09/12 »
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physioneil

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Re: Walking in Kerry
« Reply #2 on: 19:30:51, 18/09/12 »

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Re: Walking in Kerry
« Reply #3 on: 23:03:42, 18/09/12 »
I've only done a couple of walk on the Dingle Peninsula where a friend lives.  It was some time ago now so I don't remember the routes but my friend did go and check with the local landowners if they minded us walking on their land first as the rights of way in Ireland are different to ours - might be worth a google to find out just in case.

Other than that I'd say talk to the locals, get into the pubs, expect the unexpected and you'll have a mad and fantastic time  ;D O0

dannyt

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Re: Walking in Kerry
« Reply #4 on: 13:53:37, 19/09/12 »
Hi,
 
You could walk the Kerry Way or climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain, which is near Killarney. Google osi.ie for relevant map(s).
 

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Re: Walking in Kerry
« Reply #5 on: 21:29:39, 19/09/12 »
Harvey maps MacGillycuddy's Reeks is the one you want if you want to climb Carrauntoohil
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Re: Walking in Kerry
« Reply #6 on: 21:53:18, 19/09/12 »
We stayed at Kilgarvan near to Kenmare. Fantastic area. Kenmare boasts loads of fab tyically Irish pubs & from there you can connect with the 'Kerry Way' which routes through Sneem. On the Beara Pennisula there is the  Beara Way. Killarney National Park is very touristy but also very beautiful with the wonderful Macgillycuddy's Reeks. And I recommend Glengarriff on the Beara Way. The Irish will look after you, don't worry. O0
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Re: Walking in Kerry
« Reply #7 on: 21:55:40, 19/09/12 »
Enjoyed a wonderful week in Kerry about 10 years ago. We stayed in Ventry (near Dingle) and Killarney. Mount Brandon and Carrantouhill were the 2 main walks along with a wander around Valentia Island and some cracking beaches on the Ring of Kerry. I posted some pics and stuff on this thread http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=14344.15
 
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physioneil

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Re: Walking in Kerry
« Reply #8 on: 17:51:07, 21/09/12 »
Thanks for all the tips folks. Plenty to chew on there O0