The Kerry Way Trail, Entire Walking Route, Kerry, Ireland


Aug 28, 2012 at 11:32 am in Walking/Hiking, Walks by ActiveME

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County: Route Length (km): 202.5
Nearest town: OS Map: 78, 83, 84
Route shape: linear one-wayRoute type: NWT
Grade/difficulty: ModerateDuration: 64
Parking: Car parkWheelchair friendly?: No
Family/child friendly?: YesDog friendly?: No
Grid ref. (start): V 69262 66718Grid ref. (finish): V 69262 66718


The Kerry Way is an amazing long distance walking trail in County Kerry, Ireland and the longest of Irelands National Waymarked Trails at approximately 215 km (134 miles) long. The walking route officially begins and ends in Killarney but you can join the trail at any number of points along its length.  The Kerry Way takes in the entire Iveragh Peninsula in an anti clockwise loop and is the walking alternative to the world famous Ring of Kerry scenic drive which follows a similar route.

Old Kenmare Road path on the Kerry Way

It is the most popular signposted loop trails in Ireland and one of the worlds most spectacular and diverse walks taking 7 to 10 days to complete, crossing varied and spectacular terrain with overnight stops camping in this wild terrain or in the great towns and villages on the world famous Ring of Kerry.

Kerry Way over kooking Dingle Bay   c.oberhalb_ccl

Typically the entire route is broken down into 9 key stages of approximate equal length or duration. We have also broken some of these longer stages into smaller part to allow everyone irrespective of fitness or time available to experience one of the best and varied walks in Ireland.

Staigue Fort Kerry

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any of the stage start points and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App ( to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track.  At all times, our maps and Apps should be used in conjunction proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.


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