Kerry Way, Kenmare to Killarney, Stage 9, Old Kenmare Road Walking Route, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance28.77 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude8 m
  • Peak320 m
  • Climb702 m
  • Descent692 m

Stage 9 of The Kerry Way long distance walking route from Kenmare to Killarney or vice versa is known as the Old Kenmare Road. This is a moderate to strenuous 5 to 8 hour (24 km) walking route through amazing scenery and the Killarney National Park and has a number of steep and steady climbs and descents. A shorter 9km (3 hour) section of this stage from Torc Waterfall to Galways Bridge is also popular. 

Old Kenmare Road - Kerry Way Stage 9 from Killarney to Kenmare

It is probably one of the most popular stages of the Kerry Way. Starting from Kenmare is follows a well worn path between Peakeen and Knockanaguish Mountains into the Windy Gap with superb views of the MacGillicuddy Reeks Mountains. From there it passes Mangerton Mountain, Torc Mountain and Waterfall and finally Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farm. 

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 smaller 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.