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On the Wild Atlantic Way 

                                                                DERRYNANE WALKING WEEKENDS MAY, JUNE 2014

A weekend of walking, talking, folklore, history and nature based at The Derrynane Hotel, Nature’s Spa.  The leader for the weekend is Seán Ó Súilleabhain, guidebook author, founder of the Kerry Way, local historian.

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  • FRIDAY 16th MAY, 27th JUNE 2014

Arrival at Derrynane Hotel and Holiday Homes 

 

 

  • SATURDAY 17th MAY, 28th JUNE 2014

 

09:30

Welcome briefing, talk (walks, local history, placenames etc)

 

10:00

Departure for Walks/Climb – Windy Gap-Eagles Hill

This walk is along the leg of the Kerry Way walking trail ascending gradually to the Windy Gap; return on the same route, still enjoying panoramic views and visiting the site of pre-historic Coad copper mines.

Distance: 13km/8miles.           Ascent: 450m/1,475ft

 

Those in the mood with can continue from the Windy Gap on the ascent of Eagles Hill for views of fabled Glanmore and Lough Currane to the north and the Skellig Rocks sitting in the Atlantic Ocean and Kenmare River/Bay to the west and south, returning via the site of the Coad copper mines.

Distance: 13km/8miles.           Ascent: 565m/1,850ft

 

18:30

Dinner in Derrynane Hotel Restaurant

 

21:30

Music/Traditional music session

 

  

  • SUNDAY 18th MAY, 29th JUNE 2014

 

09:30

Departure for Walk on Derrynane Beach and Mass Path

A further section of the renowned Kerry Way walking trail takes you along Derrynane Beach onto Abbey Island, then on the old Mass Path to Bunavalla, to return along the Butter Road to Caherdaniel village.  Rewards abound: views, nature and history, all in one package.

Distance: 9km/5.75miles.                        Ascent: 150m/500ft

 

 

To allow for weather or other factors, Go Visit Ireland and its guides reserve the right to alter Walks.  This will be done only as a last resort.

Package includes: 2B&B, 1D, 2 pack lunches, services of experienced walk guides, minibus transfers to/from walks.

 

Price: €149 pps

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