The Fermoyle Loop walking trail in Sneem on the Ring of Kerry gets you quickly and easily into the wild countryside and foothills of the Dunkerron Mountains. This way-marked trail is 14 KM and follows tarred road, farm track and open hillside. Largely due to its 14 km length, it’s graded as a moderate walk but is quite manageable for all who walk on a regular basis. It should take 4.5 hrs.
Walking in Kerry is an incredible year round activity. You’ll find fantastic trails and mountain walking experiences in Sneem. The best time to go is now or simply as soon as you can. Mild weather means our looped trails, beach and coastal walks, The Kerry Way and even the higher mountains are open and waiting for you to explore. Here we details some of the best walking options and why you should holiday in Sneem while discovering them.
Ireland’s Kerry Way is one of the best multi-day walking Trails. Spectacular and varied scenery along the way will simply take your breath away. Being over 200 KM in length precludes many people from experiencing it. But it doesn’t have to, as you can choose to do the best bits and/or do it section by section over a number of visits. You’ll be delighted that you did!
The Mullaghanattin and Beann Horseshoe walk is one the most breathtaking experiences you can have in Kerry’s or indeed Ireland’s mountains. As most walkers head straight to the Macgillycuddy Reeks, Mullaghanattin visitors will likely have the mountains to themselves. The horseshoe is a pleasant test rather than an endurance one, leaving you with sufficient reserves to enjoy an evening afterwards in the village of Sneem.
As far as walking challenges in Ireland go, Carrauntoohil is at the top of the list. As well as being Ireland’s tallest mountain, it offers you great choice of approach routes for your visit. From the directness of the Devil’s Ladder to the circumnavigation of the Coomloughra Horseshoe, it provides exhilarating experiences for all those it attracts. Of course at 1,038m high, navigational and walking experience are necessities and so many sensibly choose a guide. As a Mountain Leader guide myself, I detail here some of the less frequented routes to the summit of Carrauntoohil.
Fergal Harrington describes how he successfully completed the Mountain Leadership (ML) Award Programme. Here he outlines the training and skills development involved in the training.
If you’re looking for a great Kerry Walk Experience, try the Lomanagh Loop in Sneem. The Lomanagh 3.5hr/10km Kerry Walk in Sneem is a scenic loop on tarred road, forest track & hillside. With one 170m hill, it is a walk everyone can do.