Kerry has some of the most beautiful landscapes you can find - and what better way to soak in that beauty than a leisurely stroll through some of Kerry’s most magical walkways and trails? Here’s a list of 10 walks which will leave you speechless, without leaving you breathless!

1. Step into the Clouds on Glanteenassig Loop

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Nestled in the Slieve Mish mountains, Glanteenassig Forrest Park is a hidden gem in Kerry’s walking catalogue. The car ride up the winding road to the park feels increasingly remote, which gives a sense of peace and tranquillity to the whole experience. Take a stroll through the forests that surround Lough Carun, and chill out for a picnic on benches overlooking the lake once finished.

2. Experience Killarney's historic grounds

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Within Killarney National Park lies the internationally renowned Muckross House and Gardens, which is surrounded by a variety of  walks and trails, with something for everyone’s interests. A short stroll through the manicured lawns of Muckross House down to the popular Dundag beach, and on the magical Torc Waterfall, allows you to take in the stunning scenery. The Dinis Loop is an option for those looking for a longer walk (2+ hours depending on your pace).

3. Breath in North Kerry's Fresh Sea Air

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A highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way, Bromore Cliffs in Ballybunion make for incredible sightseeing, and what better way to take them than to walk along on top of them. You’ll be able to listen to the waves crashing off the rocks as you travel across some of Irelands most stunning coastline.

4. Ramble along one of Kerry's award winning beaches

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A sand bar lodged between the the Mountains of the Iveragh and Dingle Peninsula, the smooth sands of Inch Beach stretch for 5KM across Dingle Bay. The sand here is dense and flat enough to drive and park your car on the beach itself, which also makes it perfect for walking. It’s no surprise it was recently voted the second Best Beach in Ireland by readers of the Irish Independent.

5. Explore the liberator's land

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On the grounds of the estate of 'The Liberator', Daniel O’Connell, lies amazing series of walks and trails within Derrynane National Historic Park. It feels like a tropical oasis there, with a diverse range of plant and wildlife. Derrynane Beach itself also makes for an incredible place to stroll (as well as swim!) and was also ranked in the Top 10 of Irelands Best Beaches by The Irish Independent in 2024.

6. Wander by the Waters of the the tralee ship canal

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The peaceful waters of the old Tralee Ship Canal can guide you on a relaxed walk from Tralee, out to the famous Blennerville Windmill and beyond. Views of the Slieve Mish Mountains follow your path, and the walk lined with vibrant wildflowers and overhanging trees.

7. Walk with some woolly friends

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The unspoiled beauty of Gleninchaquin Park (opens from March) near Kenmare can make for a perfect outdoor adventure. With 6 different walks, this working sheep farm offers an experience like no other. Their lush valleys and cascading waterfalls create a mystique and charm that is hard to beat.

8. Stroll through listowel

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Along the banks of the River Feale, you’ll find the Listowel River Walk, which presents a perfect opportunity to experience the picturesque riverside scenery that Listowel has to offer. The meandering path offers a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the town, fantastic views of the Listowel Castle and Listowel Bridge.

9. Enchanting Woodland Wonders

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Just a short drive from Killarney is the historic Ross Island Loop. It’s start point is marked by the regal Ross Castle, one of Ireland’s most popular landmarks. The path brings you through enchanting woodland, and out to the shores of Killarney's great lakes. Prepare to intimately cross paths with some of the parks Red and Sika Deer, as the peninsula is a popular grazing destination for them. For kids, there's a great app called Ciar's Quest which will give an added AR dimension to the experience!

10. Wander Irelands Wild West

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On mainland Ireland's most westerly point near Dún Chaoin / Dunquin sits the Cuas na Neighe Walk. This handy 3km cliff top walk will offer you breathtaking views of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. The walk is primarily flat, but with a few stiles to get through. Peering out into the Atlantic Ocean, you'll see the Islands off the Coast, which are the mostly Westerly point in all of Europe. 

This is just a small sample of the hundreds of maginificent walks and trails you’ll have available to you while in Kerry. These walks invite you to connect with a natural wonder of our landscape, and relish in its simplistic beauty. From historic estates, to coastal cliffs, to meandering woodlands, there’s no end to the possible exploration you can do without even breaking a sweat.

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