Bray Head Loop Walk
Bray Head Loop Walk
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DavidFJKing
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK10 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Walk up to the top not to challenging. Some great views give you an excuse to stop for a rest.
When you get to the tower it's all worth while.
Definitely something that you should do if you visit the island.
I prefer to walk back the way I came, but you can complete the loop over the hillside if you fancy, though it's a bit more off-piste.
Written 6 January 2023
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Krabate
123 contributions
Jun 2022
Lovely, easy nice walk. Perfect for in a good weather and clear day. Stunning views. You can take kids.
Written 31 July 2022
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DvrDawg
Cork, Ireland211 contributions
Sep 2021
I was in Portmagee for the day and decided to take the Bray Head Loop Trail. In general, it is easy to find - very few roads on the island, so, you are destined to pass the signs. Despite it being a beautiful Saturday afternoon, there weren't many people there. I paid my 2euro for the car park and headed off. The trail is to the old watchtower. The views are pretty amazing. It was a clear day and I could see the Kerry Cliffs, the Skelligs and up the Northern coastline. Many people just hike to the watchtower and head back to the car park. The grade is about 15-20'ish degrees -so, not hard but not easy either - take your time. From the watchtower, you can continue to climb and get treated to even greater views. From there, you have to decide to either go back down to the watchtower and head back or complete the loop. I completed the loop - it had not rained in several days and the path (not well marked) back was fairly dry. After a while, the path seemed to disappear and I was basically just skipping from Sheep trail to Sheep trail to make my way back to the car park. All in all, it was a good hike -not very taxing and fairly quick <2.5 hours including my stops.
Written 6 September 2021
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Ciara
6 contributions
Aug 2021
The best views on the island & a gorgeous hike! There’s nowhere better on a clear day. Very enjoyable.
Written 19 August 2021
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Ber D
5 contributions
May 2021
If you get the chance to enjoy this gift of nature, don't hesitate. The air is pure and fresh and the walks are spectacular. It is not a walk you will regret, even if, like me, you only go half way.
Written 31 May 2021
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Kkbckk
Kilkenny, Ireland162 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a must do in Valencia Island especially if your up for a good hike, the views from the top are breathtaking.
Written 30 August 2020
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oharasteph
Dublin, Ireland2,626 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed the Bray Head loop walk. Make sure you have €2 for the car park. Very gradual climb up a dirt track to the old watchtower. The views out to Skellig Michael are amazing so make sure you go on a clear day. You can head back down the same way or follow the signs for the loop walk. Well worth it but boggy and uneven ground so you need sturdy footwear.
Written 8 July 2020
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Rog
Space Coast, FL12 contributions
Sep 2019
This place is off the beaten path! But if you are in the mood for a bit of walking, and want to see some wonderful views without the crowds.. this is the place to go. Park your car at the Bray Head Car Park, which is little more than a dirt lot. Then continue on the dirts road and explore till your hearts content. You can wander off the path in relative safety. You will most likely encounter sheep and cows along your path, but no worries. Enjoy the view and solitude of this magical place!!
Written 10 December 2019
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Donna
Waterford, Ireland41 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Lovely place to go to and see loads to see some amazing views. It was a nice peaceful place. The walk lovely . We really enjoyed driving around
Written 2 December 2019
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Ronnie D
9 contributions
Aug 2019
I am not a walker. However, I pushed myself to the end and was rewarded with a magnificent view of the peninsula.
Written 11 September 2019
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