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Coad Ridge Walk and Kerry Way

This is a walk where the amazing views can be enjoyed in most weather conditions thanks to its relatively low summits. Beginning on the scenic Kerry Way, the route branches off-trail to a broad 3km long undulating mountain ridge. You’ll feel on top of the world up there.

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We typically meet at 9.45 AM at MACE in Sneem South Square in advance of this walk. All scheduled walks will proceed once two or more people have booked. Transfer to / from the walk is included in the cost.

Coad Ridge Walk Trip Highlights include:

  • Scenic Kerry Way trail steadily ascending to the Windy Gap.
  • Visiting Saint Crohán’s holy wells.
  • Feeling like you are standing on top of the world.
  • 360 degree panorama views from the ridge.
  • Off-trail walk across the tops of the mountains.
  • Leisurely pace with regular breaks to enjoy the scenery.
  • Birds eye view of the 2,000 year old Staigue Fort.
  • Exploring the glaciated wonderland of the Dunkerron Mountains.
  • Learn about how Ireland’s bogs are formed.
  • Discover the animals and plants that live here.
  • Spectacular views of the three peninsulas of Kerry.

Expect to enjoy views of Kenmare Bay and the Caha Mountains to the South, Atlantic to the west with lakes and An Bheann Mór to the North. Keep your eyes peeled for possible encounters with sheep, hares, mountain goats, huge ravens and perhaps the white-tailed sea eagles.

Ascending the Kerry Way towards the Windy Gap
The broad 3km long wild Coad Ridge
Staigue Fort circa 2,000 years old with walls 4m thick and 5m high.
Álaind Walking Coastal Views Walking Holiday

On the other side, rolling green hills lead down to a dramatic coastline. The view of the coast is especially stunning on clear days. If we’re lucky, we might even spot a Kerry white-tailed sea eagle circling overhead. These magnificent birds are frequent visitors to the area.

One of the White-tailed Sea-Eagles often seen above Sneem.

What To Wear?

  • Quick-drying loose or stretchy pants.  Avoid wearing jeans and cotton tee-shirts, which can get uncomfortable when warm and very cold when wet.
  • Waterproof walking boots with good grips and good laces.
  • Good Walking Socks
  • 100% waterproof shell type jacket.

What to Pack?

  • A walking pole or better still two poles.
  • Spare warm fleece type top (a couple of thin layers).
  • Small backpack for food, spare clothes and other supplies.
  • Hat & Gloves.
  • Gaiters – keep your ankles / calves dry in wet long grass.
  • Waterproof over-trousers.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Smartphone for contact and for fantastic photos.
  • Water bottle – preferably a reusable one.

Booking Conditions:

Scheduled walking experiences will proceed once two people have booked. Private experiences are subject to minimum number of 3 or the equivalent in charges.
Full payment required at booking: This secures your spot and helps with planning.


By you (guest):

  • Full refund: Up to 7 days before the walk.
  • Partial refund: 3 days before the walk.
  • No refund: Within 2 days of the walk.

By Fergal Harrington, Álaind Walking (organizer):
  • Full refund: In case of cancellation due to inclement weather (e.g., heavy rain, strong winds, thunderstorms). You’ll have the option to reschedule for another date.

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