This is a very scenic part of the walk but beware of one or two things. The area East of the valley towards Kenmare gets very boggy and is hard going. The Gleninchaquin valley itself is really stunning, just be aware that a farmer / farmers in the area are doing their best to make a living from the scenary and if you wish to use the trails they have constructed or view some of the old monuments in the vally they may come looking for some money (to be fair not much) but better to be prepared
Beara Way, Ireland; Beara Way, Ireland | Rate 8
PositiveI have walked extensively in the South West of Ireland and the Beara peninsula is for me the best area to explore. It is a very rugged and hilly peninsula and very under-populated. The views are amazing, to the south are views of Sheeps Head and Mizen, to the West is Dursey and the Atlantic, to the North the mountains of Iveragh and Kenmare bay
NegativeLike all walks in Ireland it can be very muddy underfoot. Walking posts can be mis-leading and hardto find so always come with an up to date OD map. Tics and midges are a nuisance in summer definately bring insect repellant. Prepare for rain!
- When June 2012