Uragh Stone Circle, Cloonee Lakes, Gleninchaqiin Park and Waterfall, Famine cottage, Mountain lakes, Mountain trail over the top of the waterfall with specatular views of the Valley, Lakes and Kenmare bay. Water garden and rockpools.
Our walk begins with a visit to the Uragh Stone Circle, with its dominant monolithe stone almost 3 meters high. It is situated on a hillock between the upper and lower Cloonee Lakes, with its backdrop Gleninchaquin 140 mt waterfall. We travel along this lovely country road to the privaltely owned Gelninhaquin Park nestled at the back of this river valley.
Dogs are allowed in this park and are welcomed on this walk, but of course must be kept on a lead, as there is livestock grazing in the park. During the sheep shearing season demonstrations take place in the park, which show and preserve the old traditional methods.
We first visit a Thatched Famine cottage, before rising up over the waterfall along the mountain trail. We can then fully appreciate the beautiful landscape of the park, its lakes and mountains, to Kenmare Bay and the Wild Atlantic beyond. Returning to ground level, we can then take the opportunity to rest and review the day’s walk over a well-earned tea or coffee back at the park’s base.
|LOCATION||Cloonee Lakes, Tousist, Beara|
|MEETING POINT||Cross roads for Gleninchaquin|
From Kenmare R571, 13.6 km.
From Lauragh post office R571 10.9 km
|GRADE, DURATION & DISTANCE||Grade 1-2, 4 hours, 6 km, 300 m|
|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)|
Transportation to starting point