Muckross, Boat Trip and Kerry Way Walking Route, Full Day Itinerary, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: April 16, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
  • Distance23 miles
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0 mph
  • Min altitude56 ft
  • Peak915 ft
  • Climb1,414 ft
  • Descent1,424 ft

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The Muckross and Kerry Way trip is a full day walking trail and boat trip visiting many of Killarney’s finest tourist attractions and boasting some of the best scenery in Ireland. This trip is part of the 2014 Killarney Walking Festival from 20 to 22 June. Register for the guided trip here www.killarneywalkingfestival.ieView the route map below and also on our Free Apps on iPhone and Android here

Starting from Muckross House and Killarney National Park, the route follows the shores of Lough Leane to The Old Boathouse where you will board a boat and commence the 13 mile (2 hour) journey through the famous Lakes of Killarney from Lough Leane to Muckross Lake entering the Long Range river at the Meeting of the Waters at the picture perfect Dinis Cottage. Now you will slowly navigate the Long Range river with stunning mountains and wildlife on either side until you reach the Upper Lake where you will disembark at its western end. Here a short walk will bring you to the old hunting lodge, Lord Brandon’s Cottage and Café, where you will enjoy lunch on the banks of the Gearhameen River in The Black valley.

The return journey is a guided walk along one of the finest sections of the Kerry Way long distance walking trail that starts in Lord Brandon's and includes the scenic lakeshore route to Derrycunnihy Church, ancient woodlands and onto the Old Kenmare Road where you will walk in stunningly remote and secluded valleys before descending to the must see Torc Waterfall and ending the wonderful day back in the Muckross House Estate.  

The entire trip is approx. 7 hours and is of moderate difficulty with plenty of time to rest, take photos and soak in the scenery.