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Derrynane & Caherdaniel Loop Walk.

On this 11 km easy to moderately difficult 3.5 hr experience, you’ll explore a taste of the Kerry Way, The Derrynane Mass Path, beach, shoreline and native woodland trails. Be prepared for awe-inspiring views of Derrynane Harbour, Atlantic waters and islands. Suitable clothing and waterproof footwear are required.

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Derrynane Beach Walk
Basking in the Panoramic Views above the Harbour and Scariff Island

What You’ll Experience on this trail around Derrynane

This wonderful loop walk begins and ends in the village of Caherdaniel.  Much quieter in contrast to Derrynane beach, it’s a timeless walk through the grounds of the Liberator Daniel O’Connell’s Home. It offers a wonderful mix of quiet green lanes, stunning sea views, native woodland, white sandy beach and Wild Atlantic shoreline.

Reaching a maximum height of 150 metres, near where the Kerry Way joins the Mass Path, this relatively low level walk still rewards you with fabulous panoramic sea views. As you begin the descent from this height, the spectacular views continue until you reach the shores of Derrynane Harbour and beach. After a visit to Abbey Island, a swim at Derrynane with its Blue Flag status is a wonderful experience.

If you are interested in doing this as a guided walk, we’d love to hear from you.

Derrynane Beach Walk
Walking along the sand dunes overlooking Derrynane’s Blue Flag Beach
Derrynane Mass Path Walk
Descending the Carved Rock steps of the Derrynane Mass Path

What To Wear for Sneem Walks?

  • 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 for this Walk?

  • 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.

If you have questions about this walking trip, you can contact me Fergal Harrington at +353-85-258-1480 or by email.  You can book your trip online.

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