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The McGillycuddy Reeks Walks

Distance: 18km
Duration: 10 hours
Route type: One way
Buggy/wheelchair friendly: No
Surface types: Open Mountain, Rough Track
Points of interest: Views back towards Killarney, West into the Iveragh Peninsula and Beara Peninsula.

Prepare yourself to experience some of the most breathtaking and dramatic scenery born in nature.

Hiking in Ireland doesn’t get more exciting than taking on the McGillycuddy Reeks; conquering a total of 11 peaks with a 6,000ft ascent. This walk is only advised for the experienced mountaineer as it takes in knife edged ridges and scrambling across exposed rock faces.

The walk begins in the Glencar area with the first climb on Caher West (970m), followed by Caher Summit (1001m), Carrauntoohil (1039m), and then on to Cnoc na Toinne (845m), Cnoc na Chuillin (958m), Maolan Bui (973m), Cnoc na Peista (983m), The Big Gun (939m), Chruach Mhoir (932m), Cnoc na Phraca (760m) and finishing in the Gap of Dunloe with Strickeen (450m).

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