Walking in Killorglin and Hiking
Walking in Killorglin, and hiking, are very popular activities. There is a wide choice of routes to choose from. These vary in difficulty, from the beginner to the advanced. Some of the routes are very leisurely and are ideal for families who wish to enjoy the outdoors. Other routes are for the more sports minded. Some routes also lead to the top of Ireland’s highest mountain. So if you wish to try walking in Killorglin, bring your best boots!
Carrauntoohil, at 3,400 feet, is the highest mountain in Ireland. At the summit is a steel cross which was first erected in the 1970s. This is not an easy mountain to climb and therefore care must be taken if considering this option. Other local peaks include Tomies Mountain, Mangerton and Torc. These are less strenuous than attempting Carrauntoohil but a certain level of fitness will still be required. Consequently, more simple options may be best suited to some guests.
The Kerry Way
The Kerry Way is a selection of walking routes. These allow visitors to explore our county at their own pace. Many of these routes are ideal for families and tend to be of a more leisurely nature than the mountain options. Bicycles may also be hired locally for those who wish to cover more ground during their visit. Cycling is a very popular way to visit all the local beauty spots and beaches.
Local attractions include Dromavalla Old Church, Blennerhasset Monument, Ballykissane Monument, Killorglin Bridge and St James Roman Catholic Church. Especially worth a visit are Ross Castle in Killarney and Staigue Stone Fort on the Ring of Kerry.
Further information on the 200 kilometres of routes that can be taken in Kerry for Walking-Hiking is available. Please view the information on the Kerry Way web site.
You can contact us for more information on the available routes in Killorglin.