I will meet with my hiking group at Kate Kearney's Cottage, in The Gap of Dunloe, at 10:30; just 20 minutes drive from Killarney. After I have made sure they have the right hiking footwear and warm-comfortable clothing for the walk, I will discuss our day with them and show them our route clearly on the map. Guests should have own transport to drive about 20 minutes more from Kate Kearney’s through The Gap of Dunloe to the starting point in The Black Valley. We will start our walk together at a leisurely pace, and I will make sure that everybody is comfortable and happy. We will stop at regular intervals for people to enjoy the scenery, to take photos, and have some food and drinks. During the walk I like to talk with my group about flora, fauna related to the area, and sites of interest such as standing stones, stone circles or ancient dwelling places. The walking route will be The Kerry Way section in the Black Valley, first on a narrow road along The Cummeenduff Glen and Lake, after by the River to the mountain pass with Bridia Valley, where we would have lunch break. The return via the Kerry Way trail, surrounded by the highest mountains in Ireland. Every one of my guided walks has its' own particular places of outstanding beauty. I always aim to make my walks a very special and memorable experience for guests.
One of the main priorities of Killarney Mindful Hiking (KMHiking) is to promote the enjoyment of walking, safely & responsibly, in the mountains of South West Ireland. KMHiking is owned by Cesar Lopez, a Hiking - Mountain Guide based in Killarney. As an experienced professional, Cesar will manage the itinerary & spectacular mountain route of your walk very carefully. Since moving to live in Ireland, he was touched by the beauty of this Country. During the last 7 years Cesar has walked most of the mountains ranges, and extensively explored the mountains of Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas. Cesar, regularly leads walks in a voluntary capacity for Bishopstown Hillwalking Club, also he organises hiking tours in Ireland & Spain, and hosts other hiking experiences in Killarney with Airbnb. He's fully insured (Public Liability Insurance)
The walking route will be The Kerry Way section in the Black Valley, first on a narrow road along The Cummeenduff Glen and Lakes, after by the River to the mountain pass with Bridia Valley, where we would have lunch break. The return via the Kerry Way trail, surrounded by the highest mountains in Ireland.
The walk is on green road and level tracks, with a short section of mountain path up and down. It’s suitable for families and all fitness level. The distance is about 12 kilometres / 8 miles, duration 4 hours. Guests must have own transport to go to meeting-starting point of walk
Guided Walk The Kerry Way