Walking in West Cork and Kerry
Why not use Abbey Court as your center to enjoy your walking holiday. Kenmare's enviable position allows easy access to both the Beara and Iveragh peninsulas, which have some of Ireland's premier walking route, such as the Kerry way and the Beara way.
The Kenmare WayThe Kerry way weaves it's way under the McGillycuddy Reeks (3,414 feet) through some of Kerry's most astounding landscapes. The walking route takes the old mountain road over the old butter route from Millstreet to Kenmare, taking in beautiful views of Kenmare and Killarney.
A short drive from Abbey Court is the beautiful Dromare woods which encircle the majestic Dromare Castle overlooking Kenmare Bay. These ancient oak woods blanket the area with a wealth of flora and fauna within. The walk commences at Blackwater bridge and moves onto Dramore.
Gleninchaquin was formed by glaciation over 70.000 years ago. It is a long narrow coombe valley located on the Beara peninsula, a short distance from Kenmare. A spectacular waterfall is the centerpiece of the valley which supplies various lakes from the valley floor. This walk provides breathtaking landscape views over streams and footbridges while traveling along steep rock faces and curling mountain paths.