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Conor74
2009-07-20 14:39:37
Child friendly walks in Killarney
Plenty of them.

Park the car in Muckross gardens, and there is a tarred road going all around Muckross Lake. It's a good 8km, but plenty to see, Muckross house itself, Colleen Bawn Rock, the old mines, the bridge where Muckross Lake meets Lough Leane, the Meeting of the Waters and there is even a tearoom along the way for refreshments. Only drawback is there is a stretch of a few hundred metres on the main road and traffic can be heavy enough depending on the time of day.

As for mountains, both Torc and Mangerton have trails all the way to the top. Torc is particularly user friendly, with sleepers across bogland and at a push could be done in runners, though road to the bottom of the mountain might have a few streams across that might flood. At the bottom of Torc there is a lovely waterfall (try Google images for all this stuff) and walks through the woods.

At the back of Torc there is also the Old Road to Kenmare, which is a lovely walk through the east side of the National Park, although road is crossed by a few streams and can be a bit boggy in places in wet weather. Very popular with walkers, but you should note that it's not a circuit. There's a branch of it that goes down to the Black Valley as well. A walk along the tarred road at the Gap of Dunloe is also lovely, Kate Kearney's Cottage at one end does bar food.

For something more adventurous, you could try climbing Purple Mountain from the Gap of Dunloe. Boots necessary for this one, but views from the top are stunning.
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Quick up and down Knockakishaun
markwallace 11 hours ago.
Starts from layby opposite a house about 1km before the road crosses the bridge over the Bunowen River.Short traverse ... walk, Len: 4.4km, Climb: 308m, Area: Knockakishaun, Croagh Patrick (Ireland)

  
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET SEPTEMBER 2018
liz50 a day ago.
Traverse of Brandon Ridge is scheduled for Saturday 8th September. The walk from the Connor Pass to Brandon Creek is around 18km with 1300m ascent taking around 7 hours. There is a slightly shorte...

  
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Near Slievanea, Central Dingle (Ireland)
simon3 a day ago.
Important note. The end of this route is at Ballyduff Graveyard around Q54076 10104. We no longer recommend finishing ... walk, Len: 16.5km, Climb: 849m, Area: Slievanea, Central Dingle (Ireland) Sli

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Crocknafarragh: The High Route around Glentornan Lough
jsramsey1491 3 days ago.
Last Thursday (16/08/2018) a few friends and I decided to do a recce of a walk around Glentornan Lough. We started close to the Gaelic pitch on the southwestern shore of Lough Nacung Upper, passed...

  
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Knockakishaun: Bunowen River can present problems
markwallace 2 days ago.
Parked at a layby further up the valley from the crossing point mentioned in James Sheerin's comment to do a circuit of Laghta Eighter and Knockakishaun. Access to Laghta Eighter was easy from hig...

  
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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman 4 days ago.
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Hea...

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Burrane Upper
conormcbandon 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 43m, Area: Burrane Upper, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland)...

  
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Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and no...

  
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Kilmore
conormcbandon 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 26m, Area: Kilmore, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland) Kilmo...

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Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
This is the trail description post at Q59652 00497. It summarises the route if taken from east to west, as per track 3881.Vastly superior to my own garbled efforts!Annascaul obviously is a very we...

  
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Oileán an Bhromaigh
conormcbandon 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.1km, Climb: 21m, Area: Oile?n an Bhromaigh, Galway Islands (Irelan...

  
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Knockafeehane: Easily Accessible and not overly demanding
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
There is a waymarked trail to the summit which loops over the ridge leading west from this hill. See track 3881.The quickest route to the top would see you park in Annascaul village and walk up th...


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