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Kerry Way
Sandra Bardwell  
12 June 2017
UK price £11.99
64pp, 145 x 220mm, 205g

Kerry Way

(2nd ed)


Sandra Bardwell

"An eye-catching, colourful publication with clear directions" - Irish Mountain Log

The Kerry Way runs for about 130 miles (210 km) through Ireland’s most spectacular mountain landscapes, starting and finishing in the town of Killarney. Dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands, lakes and windswept passes blend magnificently with extensive coastal panoramas. The complete walk takes nine days, but it can easily be shortened. The second edition of our guidebook contains many fresh photos, and was revised in June 2017 with updates to the route directions and mapping, notably north of Mastergeehy and west of Caherdaniel.  (If you own a pre-2017 version, please Contact us if you want our 2016 Upgrade sheet.)


This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy the Kerry Way:

  • the Way in sections, with summaries of distance, terrain and where to find food and drink
  • concise background on geology, scenery and wildlife
  • a special feature on Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest peak
  • planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
  • in full colour, with over 70 photographs
  • drop-down map of the Kerry Way in five panels (1:118,000)
  • on rainproof paper throughout.
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Planning (pp5-10)
2.3 Habitats and wildlife
3.3 Glencar to Glenbeigh
3.4 Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen
  • From Carrauntoohil, view north-west over the loughs

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Across Muckross Lake to Shehy Mountain

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • West over Upper Lake to MacGillycuddy's Reeks

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Torc waterfall, Killarney National Park

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Fuchsia growing wild on the Kerry Way

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Across Loch Leane to MacGillycuddy's Reeks

    © Michael Walsh|iStockphoto

From Carrauntoohil, view north-west over the loughs

© Jacquetta Megarry


Reviewed by Irish Mountain Log

“An eye-catching, colourful publication with clear directions, extensive background information and superb photographs … Text panels give interesting ‘asides’ on Killarney National Park, Muckross House, Derrynane and the Skelligs, and a Killarney street map, are welcome additions. The most important thing, however, the walking directions are detailed and clear.”

From John Monaghan's review on p46 of IML Spring 2006

Reviewed by Bootprint (Outdoor Writers' Guild)

The layout is refreshingly different, with over 60 fine colour photos showing flora and fauna as well as the panoramic mountain and coastal views. There is good background information on geology, wildlife, travel and where to eat and drink … It’s a nice walk, and a superb book.

John Gillham in Bootprint Dec 2005 p10

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