Category Archives: Beach walks

beach and seaside walks in Kerry

The Mahareehan experience.

Posted: January 21, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Tuesday night in the Maharees. There are many ways to describe life. For me at the moment it's like a game of "Snakes and Ladders." The last few weeks I've landed on of those horizontal hissers that takes me from 68 and back down to 42. So a set back, a feeling of being in a rut, but certainly not out the game. [...]

Stradbally and the Wild Atlantic Spray

Posted: December 17, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Sometimes you ask yourself: Why do I do this? Christmas is closing in fast, it's threatening rain, the weather forecast is for strong winds. Not to mention the fact your rushing in from "work" gulping down your dinner and getting your gear ready. Suppose it's nothing I haven't already done before and I did miss last weeks walk, so full steam ahead. Fast forward to 7 pm and Stradbally, West Kerry. It's dark and rain is threatening. Off we trot, down a narrow road towards the sea. As we reach the beach the full force of a 50 mph wind hits us [...]

Walking in the Moonlight and under the Milkyway

Posted: December 4, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

One of the great advantages about living in this part of Ireland is the amount of great walks available throughout Kerry. I am quite fortunate that a good number of the Chain Gang CC club members are also experienced walkers. So when they are not cycling they love nothing better than a good stroll, hike and in some cases a gallop up and down mountains, along beaches or through the many trails and tracks criss-crossing the County. The catch to all this is that the walks are scheduled for a Tuesday night! In all honesty though, when 30 or so [...]

Fenit in the winter sunshine

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

The Nitty Gritty: Route: Fenit  loop Distance: 4.5 km Height gain: flat Difficulty: 2/10 Details: At times Sunday can be a day that just drifts by without much being done. So with the sun shining in Tralee, I was determined to make something of the day. A 10 minute drive from to Tralee took myself and my wife out to the seaside. Tralee Bay looked spectacular a deep blue colour with a mystical foggy mist gliding over parts of the bay. Considering it's the last day of November [...]

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 [...]