Category Archives: Walks

walks and hikes in the Kerry area

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]