Kerry Way

Ireland Ireland

Worth knowing

The Kerry Way runs for a length of 214 kilometers through Ireland.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 11 days to walk the Kerry Way.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and in homestays.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Kerry Way

214 km
Elevation gain
5.310 m
Elevation loss
5.310 m
Highest Point
Windy Gap / 385 m
Lowest Point
0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
214 km
5.310 m
5.310 m
Windy Gap
385 m
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Kerry Way
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • in homestays
Solitude on the Kerry Way
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Kerry Way is:


Arrival to the Kerry Way

You will arrive via Cork Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Kerry Way

Departure is via Cork Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Kerry Way

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