Kerry Way, Glencar to Glenbeigh Walking Route, Stage 3, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance24.14 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude17 m
  • Peak221 m
  • Climb361 m
  • Descent406 m

Stage 3 of The Kerry Way long distance walking route is from Glencar to Glenbeigh, county Kerry in the west of Ireland. This is a moderate to strenuous 6 to 7 hour (18 km) walking route to Glenbeigh along back roads, undulating hills, forests and around the slopes of Seefin mountain (493m). This hike can be done in either direction.

This walking route follows quiet back roads and beautiful forest tracks with amazing scenery at every turn from soaring peaks, to woodland tracks, to pristine lakes and wooded Valleys.

This stage can easily be shortened near Glenbeigh by following the alternative Kerry Way route through the Windy Gap at the western side of Seefin at a signed T-Junction. Although shorter, this alternative route is less relaxed as it requires a climb through the Windy Gap with spectacular views to be had.

The Kerry Way is a 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.

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 smallers part to allow everyone irrespective of fitness or time available to experience one of the best and varied walks in Ireland.

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.