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Destination Beara

About Beara

 

 

About
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Here you can find general information about Beara, its history and culture and some great ideas for places to visit.  Whether you are visiting Beara for a few days or if you want to take a drive along the stunning Ring of Beara, you will find a wealth of discovery awaits you.

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Information about Beara including the Beara peninsula and the Ring of Beara

There are many walks and ways to be found on Beara. Whether you are a skilled hill walker looking for a beautiful challenging hike or a casual walker just looking to see some beautiful scenery, Beara has something to offer for everyone.

The Beara Way

The Beara peninsula has a variety of walking routes suitable for both average walkers and the seasoned individual. The most famous of the routes is the Beara Way which forms a loop of almost 200km long crossing between counties Cork and Kerry. This route has been divided into 15 sections and is excellently documented here:

http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/Beara-Way/3/

Consult this site for individual maps for each segment and before you set out, for any updates, trail closures etc. This is a National Way-marked Trail suitable for walkers with map reading skills.

 

Island Walks

For the less ambitious walker there are other walks through picturesque landscapes, for example drive to Dursey and take the cable car to the island – there enjoy a walk at your leisure – there are no shops on the island so take a packed lunch – and as always in Ireland, be prepared for inclement weather and wear good walking shoes/boots. Another island walk is Bere Island, accessible via ferry from Castletownbere:

More details can be found here: http://www.bereisland.net/

Garden Walks

Garinish Island is accessible by ferry from Glengarriff. This world renowned garden, laid out in the Italianate style in the early decades of the 20th century, contains some stunning specimen plants from the Southern Hemisphere, many of which have grown well in the semi-tropical climate of the area.More information can be found here: http://www.garnishisland.com/

While in Glengarriff there is an opportunity to walk around the Bamboo Park as well as the Ewe Experience.

More information here: http://www.bamboo-park.com/   http://www.theewe.com 

Another garden walk can be enjoyed in the beautiful Gardens at Derreen in Lauragh

More information can be found here: http://www.derreengarden.com

There is also a number of walks in the natural oak woods of the Glengarriff Nature Reserve.

Historical Walks

IIf you enjoy historical walks one can be found in Allihies around the remains of the 19th century copper mines. There is a museum dedicated to historical mining in the town and maps with set walking routes are available in the museum shop.

More information here: http://www.acmm.ie
 
‘The Heritage Trail of Glengarriff’ is a ¾ hour walk concentrating on the built heritage of the last 300 years within Glengarriff. Booklets for the trail are available at most shops and hotels in the village.

This is only a brief introduction to walking on The Beara Peninsula – a wealth of archaeological sites, standing stone circles and tombs can also be found. For specific information on other walks, take a look at the excellent website:-

http://www.westcorkwalks.com

 

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