Hiking in the Mourne Mountains
Walks and Hikes in Ireland
The Most Beautiful hikes in Ireland
Top Walking and Hiking Trails in Ireland
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“Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.” – Irish saying
Into the mountains on a clear day
Make sure that Irelands highest summit Carrauntoohil at 1,039m (3,404ft) in the MacGillycuddys Reeks Mountains in the County Kerry is on your to-do list.
The temperate climate makes Ireland a perfect year-round walking destination for adventure tourists. In any case, always remember that there is no such thing as bad weather just unsuitable clothing. Pack a layer of rain clothing and you are good to go. If the weather is poor don’t be afraid to cancel your hike and do some other walk, maybe a low-level walk – it would be a shame to miss the incredible view due to clouds hanging over the valley.
The largest of six Irish national parks, Wicklow Mountains holds wide heathland and forest-covered hills. Narrow roads wind through the mountainous landscape. In between, you’ll find amazing streams of water, descending from frightening heights or resting in a calm lake. One of the most popular valleys is Glendalough, however, if you’re up for an adventure in the wild, you need to explore the uplands of the national park. The Wicklow Mountains are just south of Dublin, making it an excellent place to visit on the weekends.
Peninsulas galore: places between land and sea
- Dingle Peninsula: Dunmore Head, at the very tip of the peninsula marks Ireland westernmost point. Off the shore lay the Blasket Islands, a hikers’ and walkers’ paradise. It’s just a short ferry ride away, ideal for a short day trip! In addition to its spectacular views of the typical Irish landscape, Dingle scores with its historical buildings like Gallarus Oratory and Wedge Tombs.
- Iveragh Peninsula: Located in the south of Ireland, it is not only the largest peninsula of the island but also home to the highest point in Ireland, the Carrauntoohil. Walkers and hikers can expect a rugged landscape of high geological importance. Shaped by glaciers and volcanos, the Iveragh Peninsula is an amazing place for adventures.
- Sheep’s Head Peninsula: Far off the beaten tracks, Sheep’s Head welcomes anyone looking for a relaxing adventure in the wild landscape of Ireland. Offering an unforgettable hiking experience, the 58-mile-long Sheep’s Head Way with a mild climate and flourishing nature is a fantastic way to explore the area on foot.
- Clew Bay: opposed to the land stretching into the sea, Clew Bay is one of the most amazing places where the water flows into the country. Along the bay and around one of the 117 Drumlins guide some fantastic walks and hikes suitable for all kinds of experience levels.