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I love this walk and do it as often as possible.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike! My boyfriend and I did the entire thing in about 3.5 hours. We went up the chute and down the switchbacks considering it was very stormy throughout the entire hike. If you are a strong hiker you won't need poles and it is a very laid back approach and you will want your hands for the chute. For the chute, we didn't encounter anything that appeared treacherous though I can see people getting in trouble if they aren't wearing enough layers as it got really cold especially as we approached the top. A good rain jacket, rain pants, and gloves are what I would recommend above everything else.

Amazing hike. I did this hike with my boyfriend, both of us are quite serious outdoorsy people and love Ireland (he's from IE) so this was a great trip for the two of us. Whole thing took about 4 hours, we went during a hurricane last October, it was stormy but dry on ascent, just before summit it started pouring and didn't stop for the duration. Be prepared to scramble, climb and get soaked.

Rain wear, hiking boots and hiking poles are advised.

A really nice hike that is mixed between Road & Track. As a family we have done this dozens of times. Plenty of rest/picnic areas. Now it’s tough in parts but all in all a nice few hours out. Beautiful scenery of Dingle, Rossbeigh, Glenbeigh & Glencar. Aged 6plus for tired legs. Not a busy route either! Enjoy this

hiking
6 days ago

This is a nice walking trail. It is an easy walk and beautiful views.

hiking
6 days ago

This is simply a MUST DO for anybody in Kerry that’s looking for a beautiful walk in the most amazing scenery. The horses, walkers, runners & busy route just make this hike/walk better. It’s an all tarmac walk so good runners & water is all one needs. Enjoy

Amazing views from the top. Steady upwards drag with a bit of a “hike” at the very last part. So uncrowded it’s hard to believe.

hiking
6 days ago

It’s a nice easy hike that is beautiful & easy on the foot. Not a very busy route at all, which makes it even better. The views are unreal at the top!

rain was forecasted for early morning so I decided to leave at 1. headed off through the woods, the road splits with signposts both way, I swung back to the right and continued until I met the open scrub land. crossed over the fence and headed off up the spur of Slieve. tough ascent, most of the elevation gained is getting up here. stopped 3/4 times to catch my breath and kicked on again. I tried to keep to the left side of this spur so I would get some shelter from the winds coming in from the west. you should see a cairn near the top. crush will be directly to you're left at this point. continue along and you'll catch a path which after a few hundred metres you'll see a wall to your right. great place to get some shelter if needed for a few minutes. once you get along this wall it's a gentle pull up compared to what you've come from. be careful not to go to far to the left there is a nice drop down to the lake curragh. once up the top I had a quick coffee and a little stop for a few snaps. met two guys up there who had travelled from the opposite direction, since the weather was good I pushed on to galtybeg. if the weather was bad I would defo head back down the way I came. after descending down galtybeg and veering off to the left before cush towards the forest. I had to cross one or two little streams before I met a little steps over a fence back into the forest. to backtrack a little, after descending galtybeg I would be warn ppl to be very careful, I thought it was very difficult. it made me glad I choose my initial route and if I was to it again I would go up and come back the way I came, i just feel that a simple slip and you could do a ankle EASY!! I slipped on my bum and I slid at least 10 feet and the mountain was very dry today. it would be a nightmare to try come down when the weather closes in or if it rain. good hike on the whole with of course great views of Tipp cork waterford and limerick. back to the car at clydagh bridge by 5.30. 2 up and 2 and half back but that's taking in a traverse over to galtybeg!

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Beautiful views of waterfall and wildlife.

hiking
10 days ago

Easy hike with spectacular scenery.

Incredible views, easy to moderate, amazing atmosphere

13 days ago

went from carlingford to long woman's grave. walked up over sleive foye. great views of the bay and the Mourne mountains. trekked over to long woman's grave. bit of a climb in places. very boggy but best of views

hiking
13 days ago

Doll face was used

Great walk. Worth it for the view. Amazing vista of Killarney and the lakes from the top. Very doable. Take your time. it will pay off at the top.

Magic trail...

The difficulty of this trail lies in the physical effort required for the initial ascend from the valley. No climbing or other technical difficulties and the trail, while almost unmarked is very obviously visible so orientation is no problem. Sadly, both times I used this route the peak was covered in cloud so no great views available.

Fabulous view.

Beautiful landscape and spectacular trail !

This is not a moderate trail. The hiking is intense with probably 1 to 2 miles of flat terrain. Pack plenty of water for the 5 hour trek and wear good hiking boots. A couple of sandwiches and etc. is also a good idea. The payoff is breathtaking vistas of emerald pastures and blue lakes. . Also enjoyed mingling with the cows and horses along the way. Beware of electric fences on the first part of the hike. And if one enjoys blackberries, there wee an abundance along the route. I give this a thumbs up and 5 Stars.

Blue trail, 12km, easy to moderate loop walk.

First part of the trail is no longer a forest path. Instead, you'll be walking over the wind farm access roads for the first 4 kilometers.
Keep following these until you reach the bridge at the source of the river Blackwater. (there are no trail markings here)
Once across the bridge, take the first right to leave the wind farm road and follow the blue markers downhill over a forestry track.
Look out for a sign telling you to go right, off the forestry track, straight into the forest.
This bit can be challenging in rainy weather as the path is overgrown and the ground can get very marshy.
Go left at the first abandoned cottage.
After a while you'll get back on the forestry path, follow it down to the asphalt road, cross the Doctor's Hill bridge, and leave the main road again to your right after about two hundred after the bridge.
Probably a nice walk in good weather, interesting enough in bad weather once you are past the wind farm bit.
Views can be nice, but often there will be either windmills or deforestation in your field of view.
The shorter green walk will only lead you through the forests and fields and keeps you away from the plant a bit more.

walking
21 days ago

Beautiful views at the top on a clear day.

mountain biking
22 days ago

a nice place to walk a mountain bike and picnic by the waterfall

23 days ago

Nice scenery but share the road with cars and horse carriages

Absolutely breathtaking, not too difficult! Should be at the top of everyone's bucket list, so much to do and see around Killarney aswell

We started through the gap and back over the mountain tops. The views are astonishing and really worth the climb.

Navigation was pretty difficult since I'm used to well marked routes (like in the dolomites or triglav national park). This one isn't market at all. At an easy pace and a few walks off the path it took us 6h. Use of GPS or map and compass are recommended.

Had not done this for years.... but it was well worth it again..
But OMG the wind, that and the scenery took my breath away.

The walk is lovely, but it’s not well explained .. we went from bray to greystone on the cliff walk but after that we couldn’t find the trail - thank goodness a very nice local woman drove us to the bottom of the peak, we walked from the there to the top & then back to Bray.

Great views if you’re lucky with weather. Took us four hours. Rescue helicopter came and pulled someone off of mountain while we were finishing.

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