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Old Kenmare Road

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Old Kenmare Road

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This eBike Tour has been designed to help you discover some of the most stunning scenery this region has to offer. We will be traveling almost exclusively on quiet backroads. If you are in Kenmare and want to really immerse yourself in this wonderful scenery, then there is no better or easier way to do so. Add in some fantastic fresh local food and it all makes for a memory you’ll hold for a lifetime.
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jsheehan wrote a review Dec 2020
Limerick, Ireland81 contributions27 helpful votes
Myself and my son hiked across the route a few months back . Its an unspoilt area with some rugged terrain , but mostly pretty good under foot . The weather can be quite different higher up and its exposed so prepare well , its a number of hours to complete .
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Krabate wrote a review Mar 2020
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Nice charity walk :) Not too hard, lovely views. Wear good tracking shoes there is few rivers to pass.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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billbreen2017 wrote a review Dec 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
beware, whoever programmed GPS in Ireland has never been there, as so called routes through the middle of nowhere become one-lane cowpaths at times, a bit unsettling but you eventually get there
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Gobnait o lunacy wrote a review Oct 2019
Cork35 contributions61 helpful votes
Needs a reasonable level of fitness to complete, probably easier to go Killarney/Torc Waterfall-Kenmare than the other way round as the 2/3 km on the Kenmare side is almost constant uphill on a minor road towards Killarney with little respite. One niggle is the signage, its very nice but it wouldn't kill them to put distances on. The Killarney end has mounted maps only showing walking circuits around Torc and no detail on the long distance trail. There are boardwalks but some sections are beginning to show their age now and needing repair. Mobiles don't work that well and as it goes through a remote area there is nothing in terms of food and refreshments along the way, bring them with you and make sure you can complete the trail before nightfall.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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michaellynch310855 wrote a review Sep 2019
Caherconlish, Ireland23 contributions7 helpful votes
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The forecast was excellent and the skies were blue so we packed our hiking gear on All Ireland Football Saturday and headed for Killarney. It was a surprise day out for my wife and two sons who are in their early twenties. Our starting point was Ross Castle where we had pre booked a boat to take us on the one and a half hour trip to Lord Brandon’s Cottage. A hugely memorable trip and our boat man Daniel feasted us with the history,geography,flora ,fauna and folklore of the majestic lakes. En route we had time to photo the wild goats and even feed the lake’s tame/wild pheasant. €20 pp and worth every penny if it. At Lord Brandon’s Cottage we feasted on freshly prepared salad sandwiches and soup before heading on our hike. Here you follow the signs for the Old Kenmare Road and the adventure begins. Breathing views of the lakes and surrounding mountains ease us into the first leg of the 16 k walk. After approximately three and a half kilometers take the right hand fork to get you up to the main road at Derrycunnihy Church. Time for a snack maybe before continuing. Again follow the OKR for a little over half a kilometer and be vigilant and watch for the signpost which directs you left to a single uphill track which leads you to a magical ancient Oak plantation. After three kilometers you arrive at the waterfall and pond in Esknamucky Glen. Continue again along the path with wonderful views of Mangerton Mountain on the right and Torc Mountain on the left. A couple of km on and you are at Torc waterfall for a couple of photo opportunities. Downhill on a busy stone step path and under the bridge to arrive at Muckross House. We taxied to Ross Castle as it was an extra seven km but if you were energetic it’s possible on the Jarvey track. Into Killarney for a well deserved Murphy’s ice cream where Aishling treated us to a sampling of the yummmmmeeee ice cream. Tired bodies but a wonderful memorable day. Sunshine and blue skies were the foundation for the day. Get those boots on. Five hours at a relaxing pace with two short tea breaks and lots of photo stops. No cars just a few bikes.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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