Category Archives: Loop walks

Loop walks in Kerry

Keel loopwalk.

Posted: January 28, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Mountain, track and river. Starting point for tonight's walk. Boolteens. So far this last 7 days has been quite productive. Three good cycles and a family walk. The calender quickly comes around to Tuesday and the latest challenging night walk. This evening saw about 30 of us head back out onto the Dingle Peninsula, all be it the South side of the Slieve Mish Mountains and the Village of Boolteens, near Castlemaine. [...]

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. [...]

Operation Transformation Walk

Posted: January 17, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Get Kerry Walking in Killarney. Well it's that time of the year again, when the marketeers take time out from pushing calories onto us and it's the turn of the keep fit experts and dieticians to whip us into shape. On the back of the Operation Transformation RTE programme, we entered in to the 3rd "Get Kerry Walking" day in Killarney National Park. [...]

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 [...]