Kerry Way


  1. Length of trail 214 km, 133 miles
  2. Length in days 9 days
  3. Start of trail Killarney
  4. End of trail Killarney
  5. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  6. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Kerry Way

Kerry Way, Killarney - Killarney, 214 km, 9 days

Everyone knows the Kerry peninsula, the scenic and mountainous southwest corner of Ireland. Mountains, lakes, moorland, mixed with the omnipresent Atlantic Ocean.

On the Kerry Way you will make a round walk over the peninsula, starting from the town of Killarney. The path is varied, leading into the mountains, visiting picturesque towns, touching the coastline once in a while.

About one third of the trail follows small tarmac roads. Most of the trail is over paths and tracks, crossing bleak fields and moors yellow with gorse, wild mountains in the background, bright coloured houses...

The Irish Coast to. Coast Walk makes use of the Kerry Way between Cahirciveen and Killarny. The European Long Distance Path 8 uses the Kerry Way for a small part between Kenmare and Killarny.

The trail is well marked and there are plenty of accommodation options. Guides and maps are available. Online documentation is excellent. For your own convenience, wear waterproof boots and clothes.


Rate 8.0 | 2 votes | No 1. in Ireland
  • Oranginas, hiking trails Europe October 2005
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Lough Leane, the Torc falls, the desolate Black Valley and the fantastic cross over the Maggillycuddy’s. After that the rewarding view at Lough Acoose, the Windy Cap near Glenbeigh and the view at Dingle-bay while walking the uplands near Drung Hill. And, at the end, on the peat fields, the Atlantic Ocean!
  • Negative Increasing "private property", "no passage"
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