To mark its 10th anniversary the walk has an added element of a 9 day team walk covering the 200km Kerry Way route along with the usual 3 day Individual walk covering over 70km of the Kerry Way. These guided walks will combine impressive mountain views, dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands, wooded paths and lakes along the Kerry Way trails. Challenging but fun, the great camaraderie on the route adds to the spectacular settings and ensures a truly memorable experience in the Kingdom.
The walks include some of Irelands most fabulous walk ways with the most remarkable scenery, and a fantastic way to see the Atlantic coastline and rugged mountains of the Ring of Kerry. Views over the panoramic peninsulas are a haven for walkers which also offer open countryside, glens, mountains and beaches. Enjoy retracing the old ‘butter’ roads, bog roads, and moss paths which will reveal evidence of centuries of civilisation in the Kingdom.
Speaking at the launch of the walk Munster and Ireland rugby player Ronan O’Gara said: ‘I am delighted to lend my support to the 10th Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk. So many people are affected by cancer and tackling it can be a daunting challenge. As I have seen over my career, team work is vital and the team of dedicated scientists at the Cancer Research Centre tackle Cancer ever day with focus and determination’.
9 Day Team Walk
Sat July 18th to Sun July 26th – 200km Kerry Way Route; Saturday 18th Killarney – Black Valley (22km); Sunday 19th Black Valley – Glencar (20km);
Monday 20th Glencar – Glenbeigh (17 km); Tuesday 21st Glenbeigh – Cahersiveen (28km); Wednesday 22nd Cahersiveen – Waterville (30 km);
Thursday 23rd Waterville – Caherdaniel (11/26km); Friday 24th Caherdaniel – Sneem (18 km); Saturday 25th Sneem – Kenmare (28 km); Sunday 26th Kenmare – Killarney (25 km).
3 Day Individual Walk
Friday July 24th to Sunday July 26th – 71km Kerry Way Route
Friday 24th Caherdaniel – Sneem (18 km); Saturday 25th Sneem – Kenmare (28 km); Sunday 26th Kenmare – Killarney (25 km).
For more information visit www.kerrywaycancerwalk.ie