Beale Woods to Staigue Fort and Return on the Kerry Way – 16 June’24







Follow the Kerry Way from Beale Woods Sneem out to the unique Staigue Fort and Return again on the Kerry Way – waymarked trails.

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We will park cars at Beale Woods just out of Sneem on the Waterville Road (N70) to start the walk.

Following the Kerry Way, which was part of the old Kenmare Road, we will work our way out towards Bohocogram (a small community of houses nestled against the mountains). The trail can sometimes be boggy along this stretch as it takes in a longish descent and then ascent towards this area. We will be afforded stunning views of the mountain ranges to the right, to include Coomcalle Mountain near Bohocogram, and the Kenmare River to the left; looking across towards the Beara peninsula.

As the trail reaches the road we will turn right and follow the road up to Staigue Fort – a ruined stoned ring fort built during the late iron age somewhere around 300-400 AD and was used as a defensive strong hold for a local lord or king.

Here we will enjoy a lunch break before returning the way we came out and taking in the stunning views again from the opposite perspective.

With all advertised walks please bear in mind that these can change at short notice due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Meeting point for these walks (unless otherwise noted) is outside Dan Murphy’s Bar in Sneem at 10AM. Please ensure that you are registered on the Sneem Walking Club’s Whatsapp Group for updates. Please note that dogs are not allowed on our walks, as we walk on privately owned land with the kind permission of the owners / farmers.

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