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Coolclogher House, Luxury Accommodation, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

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Mary & Maurice Harnett
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Co. Kerry, Ireland

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Walking Holidays in Kerry

Ireland is a wonderful holiday destination for Walkers and Cyclists with amazing scenery to be discovered around every bend in the road.

Coolclogher House is the ideal Holiday Rental Property for Walkers or Cyclists, being located just on the outskirts of Killarney and central to all of the main walking and cycling routes. Accommodaton is bright, spacious, elegant and comfortable and as the house is can be rented exclusively, it is particularly suited for group or family holidays.

"The mountainous regions of Kerry are older than the Himalayas and the Alps, and have the history of 400 million years etched in their contured folds"

Whether you wish to trek to the top of Ireland’s highest mountain range, with Carrauntoohil mountain (3414), the highest mountain in Ireland, explore Killarney’s ancient woodland glens and valleys or enjoy the beautiful lakes, Coolclogher House can provide the base for a range of walks and cycling routes that will never cease to amaze and please you.

Here you can experience the total peace and tranquility provided by a landscape where the only noise is the babbling of a nearby stream, the bleat of sheep on the hillside or the rustle of the wind through the wild broom - sheer bliss!

There are miles of beautiful sandy beaches with clear blue water just 20 minutes from Coolclogher House. The perfect place to watch the sun go down at the end of an exhilerating day spent walking through the beauty of Kerry.

Black Valley Walking Route- Walking Holidays - Cycling Vacations - Ring of Kerry -  Ireland


A beach in Kerry - Walking Holidays - Cycling Vacations - Ring of Kerry -  Ireland

Killarney National Park - Walking Holidays - Cycling Vacations - Ring of Kerry -  Ireland

Nearby Killarney National Park is the ideal wilderness for the committed walker, for those who want short, stimulating and exceedingly beautiful walks and for cyclists of all levels of fitness and enthusiasm.

Muckross Lake - Walking Holidays - Cycling Vacations - Ring of Kerry -  Ireland

One of the best walks circumvents Muckross Lake and is 13km of scenic splendour all the way. Another passes through Tomies Wood, a fine oak wood nestled between Tomies Mountain and Lough Leane and passing the picturesque O’Sullivan’s Cascade. The walk from Knockreer House to Ross Castle is offers some great views, while the slightly longer trek along the shoulder of Mangerton Mountain includes parts of the Old Kenmare Road.

The Gap of Dunloe - Walking Holidays - Cycling Vacations - Ring of Kerry -  Ireland

The Gap of Dunloe is a wild and rugged gap excavated by forging ice flows during the last ice age. It is sign posted off the R562 road to Killorglin and runs outside the western perimeter of the National Park.

Coolclogher House can make arrangements with one of the numerous 'bike-hire' providers in Killarney and provide a welcome haven for the foot-weary visitor at the end of a vigorous days activity. We will advise you on the best routes for your particular level of fitness or interest and share with you some 'local' trails.

Walking Trails

Short Walks/Strolls – Duration at Walkers discretion:
Many of these walks can be commenced and completed from Coolclogher House or Killarney town.
Killarney Town Trail
Knockreer Gardens
Muckross Gardens
Boathouse Nature Trail
Demense & River Walk
Mossy Woods Nature Trail
Ross Beigh Beach

Moderate Walks - Duration 2 hrs +/-
Some of these walks can be commenced from Coolclogher House, Killarney town or from along the route
Killarney to Ross Castle
Ross Island
Arthur Young Nature Trail
Blue Pool Nature Trail
Muckross House & return
The Fossa Way

Medium Distance Walks & Mountain Hikes - Duration half to full day:
Usually commenced from a 'start point' some distance from Coolclogher House and Killarney town
Mangerton mountain Trail
Torc Waterfall & Mountain Trail
Old Kenmare/Killarney road - Mountain Trail
Tomies/Shehy/Purple Mountain Trail
Tomies & O'Sullivan Cascade Forest Walk M
Muckross & Dinis Island - commencing from Killarney Town
Mangerton Forest walks
Killarney - Gap of Dunloe - Derrycunnihy - return
Carantouhill Mountain (trek/climb)

Long Distance Walks - Duration 5+ Days

The Dingle Way - 179km-5/6 days.
The Kerry Way - 215km-6/7 days
The Beara Way - 197km-6/7 days
The Blackwater Way - 188km-6/7 days

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