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Looped Walks – Southern Peninsulas

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With five jagged headlands that jut out into the crashing Atlantic Ocean, a looped walk through the Southern Peninsulas region of the Wild Atlantic Way really does feel like you’re stepping around the edge of the world – next stop America! It’s here that the ancient and mountainous ‘Kingdom’ of Kerry meets peaceful west Cork, resulting in some of the country’s most breathtaking vistas.


Taking in the view of Dunmore Head, County Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way
Crashing waves at Dunmore Head, County Kerry

This area’s large selection of bracing looped walks will take you on an unforgettable journey through two beautiful counties; both of which are renowned for their soaring mountains (including Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil) and beautiful lakes. Gaze out to sea as you explore looped routes like Bolus Head, which brings you through the sloping hills of Bolus Mountain while offering panoramic views of the Sceilg Mhichíl (Skellig Michael), a UNESCO world heritage site. Or visit Bray Tower, an abandoned signal point found on the Bray Head walk. From there you’ll have amazing views of the sheer cliffs of the neighbouring Dingle Peninsula.
Of course, these are just some of the looped walks waiting to be explored along the Southern Peninsulas of the Wild Atlantic Way. Whatever region you choose to explore, there’s a memorable looped walk for every walker to avail of. What’s more, our handy trip planner will help you put together the itinerary that’s right for you.

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