Walks/Climbs

Guided Walks & Hikes in Kerry

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Climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain!

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The MacGillycuddy Reeks are Ireland’s highest mountains and include the only three peaks in Ireland over 1000 metres, Carrauntoohil 1039 metres, Beenkeragh at 1010mtrs and Caher 1001 metres.

Departure time:  9.30am For Carrauntoohil

Climbing Carrauntoohil is a challenging day out with a good choice of routes to the Summit   total distance is 12km with 900m ascent.  When we meet at the starting point, I discuss the route with you and the team in order to plan the most enjoyable route for your day trip.

We offer local experienced mountain guides. During your climb we will offer you local knowledge and information on this truly spectacular place. We “ let the others rush “ You will be provided with excellent stories and great encouragement and guidance during your ascent of the mountain , Climbing Carrauntoohil requires a good level of fitness as this a return hikes duration of 6/7 hours.You will require suitable footwear and clothing, a packed lunch and be ready for an adventure! All routes will be discussed on the morning of Climb and a decision will be made for best route for you.

Route Options


The Devils Ladder (Difficult/Strenuous): 

6 hrs, 12km. The direct ascent route to the summit of Carrauntoohil offers panoramic views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks for your enjoyment.

Brother O’Shea’s Gully (Strenuous):
A Strenuous route – 6/7 hrs and 13km. This scenic and interesting routes takes you through over hanging valleys and mountain lakes. Recommended for more experienced walkers.

Hags Tooth Ridge (Challenging):
A Strenuous graded route – 7/8 hrs 15km. This scrambling route for the adventurous walker takes in Irelands 2 highest peaks –Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh. This route offers a great day out scrambling on airy and adventurous ridge climb.

Price from €30 – €55. Call for Quote.

Do give us a call for rates for your group and itinerary on + 353 87 239 9789

Safety and environmental concerns:

  • Caution is advisable on all mountain terrain.
  • Walking boots and rain gear are advisable as weather can be unpredictable.
  • The walking trail can be wet and slippery after heavy rainfall, caution advised.
  • As this is private land and clients must adhere to Country Code, no dogs, no litter.
  • We adhere to the “Leave No Trace” anti-litter and environmental protection campaign.
  • It is advisable to carry extra layers/clothing for this walk particularly on summit.
  • Hats and gloves are advisable all year round. No Jeans
  • Water, food and snacks are important.
  • Sunscreen!

We are an award winning guiding company and we really want you to enjoy this experience during the duration of your day. You will receive expert knowledge and information on this truly unique mountainous area.

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The  Ridge of The Reeks Experience

This hike is a challenging,  strenuous experience. A  good head for heights is required!  Starting with the ascent of  Cnoc na Peiste  (988m) and also visiting the site of a World War 2 plane crash. Then experience the Ridge to the Big Gun 939m  followed by the ridge to Cruach Mhor 939m   and descend by Lough Cummeenapeasta with great views of Carrauntoohil & the Hags Glen area.

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Winter Snow Climb Experience

During the Winter months we get some snow fall in the months of Dec/Jan /Feb /March. This is a fun experience. Give us a call for updates on any snow experience ascents.

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The Reeks Walk – 11 peaks (long day!)

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Height: 6000 feet

Duration:  Allow approx 8/12 hours

This amazing hike starts in the Glencar area,   taking in  11 peaks with a 6000 ft accent  during a long amazing day. With a few knife edge ridges and hands-on scrambling,  finishing in the Gap of Dunloe  on the door step of the famous Kate Kearney’s Cottage  where a well-deserved  pint of Guinness or Irish coffee awaits you along with some hearty food.

First leg of  the climb  is  Caher west (970m)  then on to Caher Summit (1001m ), Carrauntoohil (1039m), Cnoc na Toinne (845m ),  Choc na Chuillinn  (958m) , Maolan Bui (973m) , Cnoc na Peista (983m),   The Big Gun  (939m), Chruach Mhoir (932m ).  Cnoc na Phraca  (760m ), Strickeen (450m ).

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CoomLoughra Horseshoe


Height: 1039 metres

Duration:  6/7 hours

Distance: 15 k

Moderate to difficult, some scrambling

Another amazing day  taking in  the  3 highest peaks in the Reeks.   Caher (1001m), Carrauntoohil (1039m) and Beenkeragh (1010m).  This is an  amazing horseshoe,  one of the finest in Ireland & UK.
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Gap of Dunloe

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Duration:  4/5 Hrs

Height: 832 metres

Any walking holiday in Ireland must include a trek up the Purple Mountain (832m). One of Kerry’s best walking trails this guided walk promises to make an impression. Beginning with a steep climb up from the Head of the Gap in the Famous Gap of Dunloe where you will be greeted by a spectacular views from the summit of Purple From there we climb to the summit of Tomies at 735m with views of the Killarney Lakes and valley where we decide our descent to the famous Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearneys Cottage for the Coffee !!


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Brandon Mountain Range

BrandonDuration: 4/6 hrs

Height: 952 metres

Another beautiful area in the Dingle Peninsula. Again there are several  different  routes to the summit of Mount Brandon.   Fabulous views of the Dingle Area  & the Maherees.
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Mangerton Mountain

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Height: 839 metres
Duration: 4 hours
Grade: Moderate

At a height of 839m (2753ft ) it is the tallest of the Margerton range. Its western slopes are within the Killarney National Park.
Enclosed within the massif is a deep u-shaped valley called Glencappul or Horses Glen. A short distance from the summit to the north is the Devils Punchbowl. An oval shaped hollow with a lock in the Middle . This is a fabulous walk with amazing views of Killarney town and Lakes.
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Torc Mountain

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Height: 525 metres
Duration: 2-3 hours
Grade: Moderate

An extremely popular and scenic 2/3 hour, 5/8km walking route to the summit which is 525 metres high with amazing views of Killarney National Park, Killarney Lakes, Killarney town, Muckross house and Mcgillycuddy Reeks mountain range. This walk can start at Torc Waterfall or the upper car park. Torc is 8km from Killarney town.

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Walk with Thomas O Sullivan, Local Historian

Book a walk with Thomas on The Old Bog Road to Strickeen in the famous Gap of Dunloe. Thomas is a self-taught musician. He plays the Uilleann Pipes, Bodhrán & Percussion, Piano and Strings.

Learn the skills of Bodhrán, Bones and/or Spoons – Ireland’s traditional percussion instruments.

Thomas has a vast knowledge of Local History, Legends, Stories, Songs and Music of the Magillicuddy Reeks – Na Cruacha Dubha.

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Other Day Trips

There is a vast choice of walking day trips in the Killarney valley and surrounding countryside. Let us organize a day for you such as parts of the Kerry WayKillarney National Park , Dingle way,  and much, much more!
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How much does it cost?

Our prices range from  €30  to  €55  per person.  Special prices for family days out  or small to medium groups.Please contact us for a free quote.

All Day Trips will include a Photo CD with images of our trip.

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