Waterfalls and meandering river, steep valley sides surround, Fulacht Fia’s Famine villages, abandoned Lazy beds, impressive rock formations, amazing views, Pluais Na Scriobh rock art.
The Glanrastel walk starts at Stephen O’Sullivans farm, with it’s Ancient Rock cattle shelter and views up and down the first waterfalls of Glanrastel River. On the way in we pass a Fulacht Fia cooking site and carry on to the first of two Famine times settlements. From there we move to a very impressive rock barrier and continue on to cross the river at a shallow ford. Uphill now with beautiful views further down Glanrastel valley to county Cork, and back over Kenmare Bay.we stop to visit Pluais Na Scriobh Rock inscriptions, a very special site, then on to Glanrastel Lake and back via the second Famine settlement, cross the river again, and take the cars to Pedals and Boots for some refreshments and after walk talk.
|GUIDE||Jan van Soest|
|LOCATION||Outside Lauragh, Beara|
|MEETING POINT||Lauragh church, Beara|
|GRADE, DURATION & DISTANCE||Grade 2, 5 hours, 8km, 350m|
|MEETING TIME||Please arrive by 09.45 AM for a prompt departure at 10.00 AM.|
|WHAT TO BRING||Rucksack, enough water and drinks, Packed lunch, extra fleece, Rain gear, Walking Poles|
|WHAT TO WEAR||Outdoor clothing, walking boots, Gaiters(Gamaschen)|
|Professional walking Guide||Transportation to starting point|
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