Monthly Archives: October 2014

50 km Tralee-Kielduff loop

Posted: October 30, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

 The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Kielduff-Dan Paddy Andy-Castleisland Distance: 51 km Height gain: 383  metres Difficulty:  5.5/10 Details: Head away from Tralee to the North, towards the IT north campus. Cross the N69 roundabout and keep on this road, which is a steady climb through Kielduff towards the Tralee Landfill. The climb goes on for a good 5 km but is steady and the road is quiet. Eventually you pass the landfill entrance and drop down to Dan Paddy Andy cross roads. Take a right towards Castleisland. Another quiet and [...]

Gap of Dunloe from Tralee

Posted: October 25, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tralee-Milltown-Gap of Dunloe-Killorglin-Tralee   The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Milltown-Gap of Dunloe-Killorglin-Castlemaine-Tralee Distance: 83km Height gain: 700 metres Difficulty: 5/10 Details: Leave Tralee in the direction of Killorglin on the N70. Just a few km's outside Tralee you will be climbing for about 5 km. It's a steady climb without any major hills, but still requires a certain level of fitness. Enjoy then a 5 km decent which is also gradual, followed by a relitively flat ride into Castlemaine. Turn [...]

Tralee-Ballyard-Blennerville-Canal Loop

Posted: October 24, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tralee-Ballyard-Blennerville-Canal loop walk The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Ballyard-Blennerville-Canal loop walk Distance: 8.5km Height gain: 44 metres Difficulty: 2/10 Details: On leaving Tralee town centre head past the Brandon hotel and cross the road passing the Aqua-dome and Wetlands Centre. Head up your only hill of the day toward the leafy Ballyard road. At the top cross roads take a right. After taking a couple of sharpe bends down the hill you'll walk a straight country road following the railway track and marshes from [...]

Group cycle through Mid Kerry

Posted: October 24, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tralee-Castlemaine-Firies-Tralee Loop. The Nitty Gritty: Route: Tralee-Castlemaine-Firies-Tralee Distance: 49 km Height gain: 303 metres Difficulty: 4/10 Details: Leave Tralee in the direction of Killorglin on the N70. Just a few km's outside Tralee you will be climbing for about 5 km. It's a steady climb without any major hills, but still requires a certain level of fitness. Enjoy then a 5 km decent which is also gradual, followed by a relatively flat ride into Castlemaine. On passing through Castlemaine take a left turn on the [...]

Chasing Rainbows

Posted: October 19, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Fenit Island in the wind The Nitty Gritty: Route: Fenit Island Distance: 5.7 km Height gain: 275 metres Difficulty: 2/10 Details: Start walking on the Beach Island road from Fenit Without. Keeping left, drop down onto the rocky beach and follow the coast. The terrain is quite uneven, so you need to be quite steady on the feet. Sadly what has the potential as a top loop walk in Kerry, is cut short by electric fences and trespass signs. Wonderful hidden beach and cliffs further around the headland. The Map and [...]