Top Walking and Hiking Routes in Ireland
Between scenery, history, mythology and ancient paths, Ireland has some of the best walking and hiking trails in the world. National Geographic say Ireland is in the Top 5 Walking and Hiking Destinations in the world.
Whether it's a short walk along a beach, a ramble in lush green valleys, longer hikes on spectacular waymarked trails or climbs up great mountain ranges such as the MacGillycuddy's Reeks in Kerry you are spoilt for choice in Ireland.
Our temperate climate means Ireland is a perfect year round walking destination for adventure tourists. In any case, always remember that 'There is no such thing as bad weather just unsuitable clothing'. Here are my current Top 10 favorites which vary in length and difficulty (changing all the time!). Feel free to agree, strongly disagree or add your own suggestions here or on the ActiveMe facebook page. Click the links below for route maps and guides and also find them on our Free App.
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1. Carrauntoohil Mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Co. Kerry (multiple routes)
8. Torc Mountain Walk, Killarney, Kerry - bring the kids
10. Bray Head Loop Walk, Valentia Island, Kerry - bring the kids
See our full list of over 500 Irish walks and hikes Here. Coming Soon Top 10 Easy Walking and Hiking Trails in Ireland Top 10 Moderate Walking and Hiking Trails in Ireland Top 10 Strenuous Walking and Hiking Trails in Ireland Top 10 Looped Walking and Hiking Trails in Ireland Top 10 Long Distance Walking and Hiking Trails Top Pilgrimage Walks and Trails in Ireland Best and Top Walks by County (coming soon)