To shorten this section of the Kerry Way we organised our carpooling to start at Gowlane, 4 Km outside of Kenmare and finishing at Muckross Park Hotel.
Photos from the Day
This is a wonderful and varied walk, passing through the Windy Gap between Peakeen and Knockanaguish Mountains at a heaight of 331m. The walk then descend down to meet the Galway River, close to Derrycunnighy Church after 6Km. Before reaching the church itself, the Kerry Way climbs once again through a native oak woodland as we make our way to the Esknamucky Glen.
The next stage of the walk follows the Butter Road through wide glens, passing the idyllic Cores Cascade before meeting the Owengarriff River. From here, we’ll make our way past Torc Mountain and descend alongside the waterfall to the carpark below.
Crossing the road here will bring us into Muckross Demesne, where we’ll skirt the lake before reaching the end of our walk at The Muckross Park Hotel Car Park.