The Paps of Anu Walk – 26 February 2023







Lovely walk of moderate difficulty with quite a steep grassy track leading from the car park. The trail flattens and opens up thereafter, before the ascent to the West Summit. From here it’s likely that the A and B Groups will separate, as the A Group makes its way to the East Summit before making its way back to the car park.

Photos from the Day

It was almost a year since Sneem Walking Club last visited the Paps, located between Glenflesk and the County Bounds and overlooking the Clydagh Valley. The Paps of Anu (commonly called The Paps) are a pair of breast-shaped mountains near Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland. The eastern summit, The Paps East, is 694 metres high and the western top, The Paps West is 690 metres high.

There is a stream running between the mountains. One half flows north into a small lake called Lough Nageeha and the other half flows south into the Clydagh River.

Sneem Walking Club at the Paps

On our last visit, due to deteriorating weather condition (strong winds, cold and mist), we cut short our expedition on reaching the west summit. Continuing would have brought little joy to the group, so we returned the same route and vowed to return on another occasion with more favourable conditions.

With sufficient interest and suitable conditions, we’ll visit again on Sunday 26th February. Tentative plans are that The Paps will be the venue for both A and B walks. Meet in Sneem outside Dan Murphys for 10 AM as usual, when we will decide transport from there. If anyone intends to start at the Paps or wants picking up in Kenmare please update the Club Whatsapp.

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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