Killarney to Black Valley

Walk past Muckross House through Parklands and Forests to Torc Waterfall. From Torc with some ascent through Woodlands following an old road to Kenmare through Owengarriff River Valley.

Side option:
easy walk up to the Torc Mountain with nice views onto the lakes and surrounding mountains (allow 2 extra hours)

Descend through Esknamucky Glen to Galway River, follow signs to Black Valley! Walk winds through woodlands and grasslands to Lord Brandon's Cottage on Upper Lake. From there follow track to Black Valley Village.

Distance to walk

~20 kms (depending on where you commence the walk) 4-6 hrs
Torc Falls

What to do in the Black Valley

Climb on Purple Mountain with excellent viewing possibilities! Walk back through the Gap of Dunloe. (allow extra day, 10km, 5-6 hours moderate walking)
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purple Mountain

Walk to and through beautiful Gap of Dunloe (extra day recommended)
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Walk around Cummeenduff Lake
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Cummeenduff Lake

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