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Caherdaniel to Sneem on the Kerry Way

Embark on a scenic adventure on the Kerry Way! Enjoy a moderate walk with breathtaking views of Derrynane Harbour and Kenmare Bay. The route also takes us through grassy hills towards Coad Mountain, offering stunning views of the inlets below.

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Lace up your boots and lose yourself in Wild Kerry Nature: Taste the Kerry Way!

The Wild Atlantic Way whispers secrets, but only the Kerry Way reveals its soul to those who walk its path. Imagine: quiet grassy trails, beautiful wild flowers, rugged coastlines mirroring your every step, and ancient villages whispering tales of Irish lore. This, my friend, is the Kerry Way magic.

No need to tackle the full 200km beast if time’s tight. A guided walk on a specific section lets you savor the highlights. Witness the wildness of the Iveragh Pensinsula and the towering Dunkerron Mountains, feel the refereshing ocean breeze on your face and gaze across the beauty of Kenmare Bay. Each step unfolds a story, each vista a masterpiece.

Ready to swap screen time for sublime? Join this guided walk from Caherdaniel to Sneem, and the Kerry Way will ignite your soul with its emerald embrace.

Caherdaniel to Sneem (Beale Pass) along the Kerry Way

View of Derrynane Beach from the Kerry Way
View of Derrynane Beach from the Kerry Way

What you can expect on the Caherdaniel to Sneem walk:

Discover the Enchanting Irish Countryside on this Moderate Walk!

Immerse yourself in the natural tapestry of Ireland on this delightful walk, weaving through grassy trails, charming gravel paths, and peaceful country lanes. Breathe in the fresh air as you discover breathtaking views of Derrynane Harbour and Kenmare Bay, sparkling like jewels against the emerald landscape. This journey isn’t just scenic; it’s steeped in history, whispering tales of the past around every bend.

Conquer two gentle climbs with ease, suitable for most fitness levels. Remember to pack comfortable outdoor clothing and waterproof shoes to ensure your adventure is as enjoyable as the scenery.

Experience the Kerry Way and its Wonderful Scenery

This walk offers breathtaking views of Derrynane and Kenmare Bay. Beginning at the parking area beside the crossroad in Caherdaniel, we will follow the Kerry Way in the direction of Sneem. The route takes us through grassy hills towards Coad Mountain, offering stunning views of the inlets below.

Walkers Can Expect To Follow Trails That May Be Soft Or Rocky Underfoot With Sections Of Sleepers. Some Short Periods Of Ascents.
Well-Soled Waterproof Walking Boots, Comfortable Outdoor Clothes With Extra Warm Layers In A Backpack With Sufficient Water, Food And/or Snacks.

Step Back in Time on the Kerry Way: History, Nature, and Breathtaking Views!

Journey through history and nature on this captivating walk along the Kerry Way. Our path winds past the ancient Kilcrohane Church and cemetery, shrouded in whispers of the past. Stand in awe of spectacular views of Castlecove and beyond, a panorama fit for a postcard.

We might also catch sight of the mystical natural amphitheater of Staigue Fort, a silent sentinel standing proud for over 1,500 years. This is a detour for another day, however, as we ascend a final hill, breathing in the fresh air, before descending to the lush embrace of Beale Forest, marking the end of our walk.

Be prepared for adventure! The trail can be boggy at times, so waterproof boots or shoes are essential. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

After our invigorating walk, we’ll drive back to Sneem. Join us for a fantastic day out filled with history, nature, and unforgettable scenery!

Walking on the Kerry Way Caherdaniel
Walking on the Kerry Way in Caherdaniel

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?

  • 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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