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Bere Island - Doonbeg loop


Trail Overview Details

Grade: Strenuous
Format: Circular
Trail Quality: ***
 
County: Cork
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: Link to NWMW
Length (Kms): 5.00
Climb (m): 260
Estimated time: 3hr
Start point: close by the Gallan standing stone in the centre of Bere island
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End point: close by the Gallan standing stone in the centre of Bere island
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Nearest town to start: Castletownbere
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series 84
Facilities: N/A
Public transport: N/A
Map guide available: N/A

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Description of Trail

This is a challenging but rewarding walk on the south side of Bere Island across open mountain. It can be difficult to follow in low cloud and the path is indistinct in places, but in fine weather from the slopes of Knockanallig there are wonderful views of the Sheep’s Head and Mizen Peninsulas. There is an option to detour to Dun Beag promontory fort.

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Comments

The Doonbeg Loop is a testing but rewarding loop of 5km on the south side of Bere Island in West Cork. A walk of up to 4 hours on open mountain provides some wonderful views from Knockanallig Mountain.While the trail is in reasonable condition and the ground mostly solid, some navigation skill may be required as the route can be difficult to follow. In mist or low cloud, the route on open mountain can be hard to find, and the track is quite indistinct in many places.

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