Walk past Muckross House through Parklands and Forests to Torc Waterfall. From Torc with some ascent through Woodlands following an old road to Kenmare through Owengarriff River Valley.
easy walk up to the Torc Mountain with nice views onto the lakes and surrounding mountains (allow 2 extra hours)
Descend through Esknamucky Glen to Galway River, follow signs to Black Valley! Walk winds through woodlands and grasslands to Lord Brandon's Cottage on Upper Lake. From there follow track to Black Valley Village.
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Where to stay in the Black Valley
Shamrock B&B Enjoy genuine Irish hospitality in a beautifully located Farmhouse in the Black Valley, only a short distance from the Gap of Dunloe and on the Kerry Way Walking Trail; evening meals and lunches available, free WiFi, Luggage transfer. Self catering available, prior booking recommended
51.986109 (51° 59' 9.99'' N)
-9.663892 (9° 39' 50.01'' W)
phone 066 66 34714 | website
The Black Valley Hostel caters for groups, families and the lone back packer and offers family rooms, room’s en-suite, luggage transfer for Kerry Way walkers and free Wi-Fi. There is a self-catering kitchen and BBQ for guests to use and a shop on the premises with basic supplies. Alternatively meals can be provided on request at a reasonable price
phone 066 64 6634712 | website