Waterville to Caherdaniel

Option 1: The longer route (25kms): This route rejoins the Kerry Way at Coomduff and leads on small country roads and through wild mountaineous terrain toward Caherdaniel.
The first part of the route leading to the eastern edge of Lough Currane can be rough at times, until you meet a small country lane near Cloghvoola. From then on the route follows country roads for some kilometers past Lough Isknagahiny before it turns off again toward Eagles Hill. On Windy Gap you reach the highest point on the Kerry Way at just over 450 metres above sea-level. The final leg for the stage brings you downwards towards the village of Caherdaniel. Before reaching the village you will meet a fork in the Kerry Way path leading on to Sneem. If you're looking to camp in the wild rather than spending the night in Caherdaniel you turn left here and follow the track towards Sneem (see next page- Sneem is ~15 kms from here)

Option 2: The coastal Route (11kms): This pretty coastal section of the Kerry Way meets up again with the other fork outside Caherdaniel on the way to Sneem. You'll experience excellent sea views, following the track for most of the time parallel to the pass road and getting as high as 250 mtrs above sea-level. If you're not tired enough yet you can walk on and follow the easy track towards Sneem (17 km - see next page

Distance to walk

11-25 kms (3-8 hrs)
Near Caherdaniel

Where to stay in Caherdaniel

B&B Ring of Beara The Old Forge B&B Caherdaniel
Highly recommended by Le Guide du Routard and Lonely Planet, County Kerry's idyllic Olde Forge is a peaceful retreat. Offering incredible views of Kenmare Bay and with picturesque beaches and Derrynane National park all nearby, guests can enjoy the best of Irelands acclaimed landscape. Just 2km from the village of Caherdaniel, guests can experience the best of Kerrys scenery and local people.

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What to do in Caherdaniel

Walk to and relax at the beautiful beach of Derrynane Bay, with the ruins of a monastery in the graveyard nearby.
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Visit Derrynane House:
This was the home of Daniel O'Connell, situated on 120 hectares of parklands. The House displays many relics of O'Connell s life and career.

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