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The Caragh Lake Trail and Mountain Spur

| 13 km south west of Killorglin overlooking Caragh Lake, Caragh Lake, Ireland
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Easy walk to get 360 view of lake & coast

We were staying in a house a few hundred meters from the start of the road then trail to the top of... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
David Michael S
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Makati, Philippines
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Beautiful walk and views of Lough Caragh

There are alternative walks near Lough Caragh. For the energetic, one takes the climbers high up... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Ruth5757
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Breathtaking views of Caragh Lake, as well as Cromane, Rossbeigh and Inch in the distance, and on a windy day, it’s the best possible spot to blow away those cobwebs! If you’re walking with children, there’s also a Geocache hidden at the top – the perfect incentive. Follow signs for Caragh Lake Forrest.
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25 Aug 2017
“Easy walk to get 360 view of lake & coast”
1 Aug 2017
“Beautiful walk and views of Lough Caragh”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 13 km south west of Killorglin overlooking Caragh Lake, Caragh Lake, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a house a few hundred meters from the start of the road then trail to the top of the hill that gives a 360 view over the lake and surrounding area. It took us about an hour to walk to the...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

There are alternative walks near Lough Caragh. For the energetic, one takes the climbers high up into the surrounding hills. Another takes walkers around the Lough at lower level and this still gives access to very beautiful panoramas. As an elder citizen, I took the...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were staying in the Carrig Country House and they kindly gave us a walking map for a 3 hour, 8 mile walk around the lake. No special gear needed it is pretty flat apart from one short section around the mountain. Great views. Worth...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I was so glad to finish this walk. Tough going but the views were spectacular. Very high in some places. But so picturesque. Like something out of Lord of the Rings. Proper walking gear recommended as it is very wet and marshy in some places.

Thank Angela W
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The hiking trail itself is unremarkable, blue stone gravel with little to see around as you walk up the hill. But the view is stunning. If you have kids and you don't feel like doing the walk, drive up to the top and it's a...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

The mountain spur is short and rewarding with 360° views that include the lake and it's small islands; Seefin mountain stands sentry to the rear of the lake with the Magillycuddy Reeks, Dingle Bay and the Atlantic ocean visible behind. Short walk - excellently maintained...More

1  Thank John O
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