Blackwater Way

Description

  1. Name Blackwater Way
  2. Length of trail 168 km, 104 miles
  3. Length in days 10 days
  4. Start of trail Clogheen
  5. End of trail Shrone
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Blackwater Way

Blackwater Way, Clogheen - Shrone, 168 km, 10 days

The Blackwater Way is part of the European Long Distance Path 8 and also of the Irish Coast to Coast Walk. The start of this pan European trail, the E8, is at Dursey Head on the Beara peninsula along the Beara Way. The Coast to Coast Walk starts in the town of Cahirciveen, on the Iveragh peninsula, county Kerry, on the popular Kerry Way. The Beara Way and then the Kerry Way are the first stages of the E8. They lead to Killarny, Lough Leane with the mountains of Kerry beyond.

This is where our Blackwater Way (almost) starts. From Killarny it's only a small distance to the start of this trail: Shrone. Hence, you will roughly follow river Blackwater, renowned for its salmon. The valley is surrounded by hills, and most of the time the path stays on the, often forested, flanks of them. Other parts of the path follow the river or pass farmland.

Like all Irish trails, you must expect some road walking. A few muddy, wet or overgrown sections must be mastered too. Accommodation is available in the villages and towns called upon during the walk.

The Blackwater way is actually a combination of two trails:

  • Duhallow Way, 67 km, 3 days, Bweeng - Shrone
  • Avondhu Way, 94 km, 7 days, Clogheen - Bweeng

Back to the E8 and Coast tot Coast Walk: the Blackwater Way finishes in Clogheen. From here, the East Munster Way continues. Eventually, the E8 and Coast to Coast Walk reach Dublin.

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • The Irish Coast To Coast Walk
  • The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • The Irish Coast To Coast Walk
  • The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Wandelgids Walking guide The Irish Coast To Coast Walk | Cicerone
  • The guidebook describes walking the 370-mile waymarked route through Ireland from Dublin in the east to Bray Head in the southwest on the Atlantic coast. Created by linking the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, Munster Way, Avondhy Way and the Kerry Way. An opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 6 Pirin gebergte | Domino
  • Pirin Mountains at 1:50,000 on a large, double-sided, contoured map with GPS waypoints for shelters and chalets, peaks, etc. and highlighting hiking routes. Topography is shown by contours at 40m intervals with additional relief shading and graphics and colouring for sandstone stacks, single rocks over 5m high, marshlands and different types of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 1 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Stara Planina Central: Zlatitsa to Kalofer map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from just west of Ribaritsa and Zlatitsa eastwards beyond Kalofer to the peak of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 2 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Stara Planina Central: Uzana to Vratnik map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from just west of the Uzana massif, the geographical centre of Bulgaria, eastwards to... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 3 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Stara Planina Western: Belogradchik to Berkovita map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from the peak of Byala Voda near Belogradchik eastwards to just beyond... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 4 Stara Planina gebergte | Domino
  • Stara Planina Western: Berkovita to Zlatitsa map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from Varshets (directly north of Sofia) to just beyond Etrepole.Maps in the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 5 Rila gebergte | Domino
  • Rila Mountains at 1:50,000 on a large, double-sided, contoured map with GPS waypoints for shelters and chalets, peaks, etc. and highlighting hiking routes. Topography is shown by contours at 50m intervals with additional relief shading and graphics and colouring for scree, single rocks over 5m high, marshlands and pine scrub and forests. An... Read more
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  • Robert 2018-07-26 17:31:39
  • accomodation blackwater way
  • I will walk the blackwater way in August and need infos about accomodation. Any suggestions where i can find B&Bs or hostels to book?
    Thanks,
    Robert
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