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Mountaineering

Coomloughra Horseshoe Glencar

This walk includes the three highest peaks in Ireland - Caher, Carrauntuohill and Beenkeragh - and involves transecting a narrow ridge along bare ground and sheep paths. Further details are available at Glencar House.

The following is a list of some of the climbing `high-points` in Kerry.

Ballinskelligs Point Windy Gap
Broaghnabinnia Mangerton
Devils Ladder Gap of Dunloe
The Black Cliff, (Valentia) Mullaghanattin
Black Valley Knocklomena
Skregmore Purple Mountain
Skregbeg Macgillycuddy`s Reeks
Brandon Peak Brassel

Further, more detailed, information on access, and degree difficulty for Kerry Walking or Climbing holidays, can be got locally at various tourist offices throughout the county:
Cahersiveen*, Dingle*, Kenmare*, Killarney, Listowel*, Tralee and Waterville*.

* Seasonal


Climb Carrauntoohil with Outdoors Ireland

Climb through glaciated corries, past deep mountain lakes and along ice-carved ridges to stand on Carrauntoohil`s lofty cloud-strewn summit!
From the top of Ireland`s highest peak savor breathtaking views over the Iveragh, Beara and Dingle Peninsulas, as far as Skellig Michael and the Blasket Islands. Discover legends and local history with an experienced, knowledgeable guide.
On a misty day enjoy the excitement of swirling cloud, piercing rays of sunshine and the occasional treat of views revealed through a friendly parting in the clouds.

Price: €75 per person
Time: 9am - 5pm
Age: 12 years +
Hiking Boots Provided
Read more at Outdoors Ireland


Mountain Biking

The surrounding mountain around Glencar are fantastic for mountain biking
of all grades and skill levels, where you can explore for days and find
some cracking trails. here is an example of a route posted in the mountain
bike club cork website www.mbcc.ie.here is what one of the lads said about the spin

The route is about 3.75 - 4.5hrs long:
A great climb on first loop and then a great technical climb up Drung hill.
Awesome cliff edge section then overlooking ring of Kerry road and ocean and then a fastish descent into some lovely forest singletrack.

1025m total climbing.

44km long if you spin into forest and then take right down fire road to B&B
onto the main road.

Conditions are all excellent and would be dry all year round.

No bike carrying required at all except for a few farmers gates.

You would definitely want to bring your good lungs with you for this. Steep enough ground in most parts so it doesn`t get too wet. Also Coolrue is one of the wildest places you`ll ever see!

Those of a more Extreme taste in Freeriding will also be challenged with
the big mountain riding around here - further afield there are miles
upon miles of trails in the Killarney national park for all tastes.


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