Activities – Walking
There’s no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothes! You can have a beautiful walk in Kerry in December just as you can in August. The secret is to dress appropriately, wear the right boots and always have an emergency supply of chocolate.
We love to see other people enjoying the local walks as much as we do ourselves. Parties of walkers are welcome. If you’re on a walking trip, why not get the bus to Caitins and start from here? We can help you plan your trip.
If you like simple walks on a flat surface, try the Golden Mile adjacent to Pat’s Craft Shop a few minutes from Caitins. This is a beautiful nature walk along a stretch of the old railway. Or visit Rossbeigh and walk for as long as you like along a beautiful, flat sandy beach. The Dingle peninsula is visible across Dingle Bay, you’re surrounded by mountains and the fresh sea air will help you work up an appetite.
If you can tackle slight inclines, you must amble around Kells Bay House and Gardens during your stay at Caitins. You will be seduced by the hundred-year-old garden, newly opened to the public, with its combination of Southern-Hemisphere and local planting.
Or a walk to ‘Roads’ is always a favourite with local people. Walk past Kells Beach and just keep walking… eventually the road merges into the mountain as you find yourself on the edge of the world, looking across the bay at Dingle and the Blasket Islands in the distance. If you do this in the evening you may catch the kind of sunset that makes you feel like you’re in a picture postcard. Don’t forget you have to walk back again!
Those who prefer something a little more challenging can join the Kerry Way adjacent to Caitins. This will bring you through beautiful, mountainous territory. If you want to skip a stage, you can get the bus to us and start from Caitins, or you can walk to us and then get the bus to a later stage.
The Big One
If you’re planning to tackle Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil, let us know. We can put you in touch with a guide.