The Kerry Way

The Kerry Way
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
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Trailhead Review

Five years after the initial release of the Kerry Way book, Rucksack Readers have released the second edition for the 2010 season. Changes to the route of the trail have been updated in this release as well as many photographs that have been superseded.

This book has a practical design for use whilst walking the trail. This spiral bound book contains pages that are waterproof which is perfect for any rain showers that may occur on the Kerry Mountains. There is also a fold-out map at the back of the book which covers the entire trail at a scale of 1:118,000.

The 64 pages of the Kerry Way are well-researched and broken into several sections. The first section assists with the planning and preparation for the walk. The second section deals with background information which includes geology, wildlife and directions for a side-trip up Carrauntoohil, which is Ireland's highest mountain. The final part contains simple point to point directions giving landmarks to look out for whilst walking.

Book Contents


Planning to Walk the Way

Elevation, Pace and Waymarking

Taking Care

How Long Will it Take?

Travel Planning



Packing Checklist

New to Long Distance Walking?

Kilometres and Miles, Metres and Feet

Background Information

Geology and Scenery


Habitats and Wildlife

The Way in Detail

Killarney to Black Valley | 24km

Black Valley to Glencar | 20km

Glencar to Glenbeigh | 13km or 18km

Glenbeigh to Cahirciveen | 31km

Cahirciveen to Waterville | 33km

Waterville to Caherdaniel - Coastal | 13km

Waterville to Caherdaniel - Inland | 29km

Caherdaniel to Sneem | 18km

Sneem to Kenmare | 30km

Kenmare to Killarney | 26km


Contact Details

Maps and Further Reading


Book Details

Title: The Kerry Way
Author: Sandra Bardwell
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
Published: 2010
Edition: 2nd
Cover: Paperback
Printed Pages: 64
Illustrations: 70 Full Colour Photos
Maps: Fold-out Map at a scale of 1:118,000
Size: 22cm x 14.5cm
Postal Weight: 235g