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Exploring forest trails, glaciated valleys and mountain paths is accessible to everyone of every ability and is one of the best ways of keeping fit and healthy as well as experiencing a wonderful sense of well being.

Accessible Hiking

The great thing about hiking is that up to all five senses can be stimulated; from the feeling of warm sunshine or soft rain on your face, to the sound of splashing streams; from views over ice-carved countryside or black mountain lakes, to the tangy taste of wood sorrel in your mouth, or sharp smell of pine forests.

Who Is It For?
Anyone, of any age, who has any type of disability.

Ability Level Needed:
Average, or even below average, level of fitness. Walking speed is not important. Anyone with mobility problems needs to be reasonably steady on their feet.

Equipment Needed:
Waterproof Coat & Trousers
Hiking Boots
Warm Clothes
Hat & Gloves
Two Spare Fleeces
Hot Drink
Packed Lunch
Sun Cream

€75 per person, per hike
Price Includes: Transport From Killarney & Killorglin, Qualified & Experienced Mountain Guides, Sighted Guide If Required, Tea & Coffee At Finish

Sat 19th July
Sat 9th Aug
Sat 30th Aug
Sat 20th Sept

An assistant/sighted guide can be provided for you if you require. There is no extra charge for this. Alternatively you can bring your own friend/family member to assist. This person will not be charged for.

Hike 1
Route : Killarney National Park & Lakes of Killarney
Distance : 11km
Ascent : 200m height gain
Beginning at 19th century Muckross House hike around Muckross Lake, through some of Ireland's oldest oak and yew woods. Past the ruins of Muckross Abbey to finish with a coffee at Molly Darcy's Pub.

Hike 2
Route : Old Kenmare Road & Torc Mountain
Distance : 10km
Ascent : 500m height gain
Hike the Old Kenmare Road which was an old coach road and is now part of the Kerry Way. Pass a ruined famine village and climb to the top of Torc Mountain, named after the wild boars which used to thrive in the area. From here continue along a meandering path to Derrycunihy Church.

Hike 3
Route : Kells Coach Road & Rossbeigh Beach
Distance : 12km
Ascent : 450m height gain
Beginning at long abandoned Gleensk Viaduct hike along a good trail through a thick pine forest. Emerge into the sunlight at the base of Beenmore Mountain. From here the narrow path follows an old Butter Road. Finish at the warm sand dunes and crashing surf of Rossbeigh Beach.

Hike 4
Route : Glencar Mass Path & Glenbeigh
Distance : 13km
Ascent : 470m height gain
Beginning deep in the thickly wooded Glencar valley follow the Kerry Way along grassy paths. Follow alongside the deep clear Caragh River for a short time, then a narrow secretive Mass Path leads through Lickeen Woods. After this a rocky path leads through the Windy Gap into Glenbeigh.

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