The Kerry Way Walking Trail is an ideal route for an Ireland walking trip. The Ireland walking trip totals two hundred and fifteen kilometre and it is the longest marked out walking trail in Ireland. An Ireland walking trip is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Irish countryside whilst enjoying a physical challenge.
The Kerry Way Walking Trail is on of the most popular Ireland walks. The beginning and end of the trails are both located in the popular Kerry tourist town of Killarney. The Ireland walking trip of the Kerry Way Walking Trail follows a loop that takes walkers through the diverse and wonderful Kerry landscape. The Kerry Way Walking trail can be as demanding or leisurely as you wish. If you are a regular long distance walking enthusiast you can choose to walk the entire Kerry Way Walking Trail in a very demanding nine days.
If pushing yourself to extremes is not for you it is possible to still enjoy the Kerry Way Walking Trail by only doing some sections, giving yourself rest days and walking shorter distances each day. Though always keep in mind that any method of distance walking should be treated with care and you should be sure that you are undertaking a distance you can handle.
The Kerry Way Walking Trail covers a variety terrain including farmland, mountains, wild areas, country lanes, national parks and forests. One of the first highlights travellers will experience on this Ireland walking trip is Killarney National Park where walkers will enjoy forests and have the chance to see the pretty Torc Waterfall.
Further along this Ireland walking route hikers will have the chance to enjoy wonderful views of Dingle Bay and the Dingle Peninsula while on the Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen leg of the journey. This part of the Kerry Way Walking Trails also takes walkers into the hills where they will encounter long views of the Atlantic Ocean and the well known Kerry mountain peaks of Beenmore and Drung Hill.
On the Caherdaniel to Sneem leg of this excellent Ireland walk the Kerry Way Walking Trail passes the ruins of a twelfth century church called the Church of Kilcrohane. Further on in this leg of the journey hikers will have the chance to view the Coomacalle peaks and valley.
The final section of the Kerry Way Walking Trail is from Kenmare to Killarney. This is a long section of twenty five kilometres and takes around eight hours to walk. Highlights of this section are passing between the Strickeen and Incimore peaks and then through Peakeen Moutain and Knockanaguish. When you enter the valley from this section of the trail you will be treated to some wonderful views. You will know that you are nearly at the end when you enter the popular Muckross Estate.
Along the way near each stage of this Ireland walk are accommodation options that include hostels, hotels and bed and breakfasts. You will encounter a number of charming coastal villages that offer a warm welcome to weary travellers. The Kerry Way website has a list of recommended places to stay along with full details about this wonderful Ireland walking route.
The recommended accommodation is experienced at dealing with the needs of walkers making your trip more enjoyable and easier. Also on the Kerry Way website there is important safety information regarding what to pack and other very important details. Do not embark on this long distance walk without reading and being clear about this information. Doing this will give you the best chance of having a fun, safe and memorable Ireland walking trip.