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and Lee Valley Walking enough! Look forward to a 3rd year of adventures with her."
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"Thank you so much for making our holiday great. We thoroughly enjoyed the few days and you made it seem all so doable. Great encouragement," Anne, Irl August 2015
"We had three great days with Lee Valley Walking under the guidance of Catherine Ketch. Fabulous experience and would recommend any time...Thank you so much..." Mary, Irl August 2015
“...mystical walk to An Cathair with Catherine Ketch... It is truly a mystical place... Thanks Catherine for a truly magnificent day.” Cork Mountaineering Club Facebook Nov 2015

walk at the Gearagh, Macroom

Guided hikes, walking breaks and trekking holidays in Ireland

SPECIAL Weekend rate (subject to availability) from €209 high season June to August.
Four guided walks/2B&B/2 packed lunches
Suitable for individuals and small groups

Sample programme:
Fri 6pm: Exploring St Gobnait's Wood and Shrine
Sat 10am: Walk with Lee Valley Walking Group - eg Sli Gaeltacht Mhuscrai
Sat 3pm: Walk at the Gearagh
, Macroom
Sunday 9.30 Walk in the south-west with the Lee Valley Walking Group - eg Gougane Barra Horseshoe
(Walking group walks differ each week throughout the summer)

Relaxing chill-out walks in beautiful scenery and in good company. Learn about the landscape and hear the local stories.

Follow us on Facebook @leevalleywalking for upcoming hikes and events.

Groups of three or more
MID - WEEK Walking

Three night mid-week walking breaks €244.
Three guided walks, 3B&B, 2 Packed lunches.
(Three or more participants).


Individuals guided walking breaks from €299.
Three guided walks, 2 B&B, 2 packed lunches.

Special rates available for walking clubs

Immerse yourself in the landscape that drew the Tuatha De Danaan, St Gobnait and St Finbarr to the Cork and Kerry Hills.

Relaxed guided walking in nature with optional introduction to mindful hill-walking.

Bespoke walking breaks designed to suit you

Book now to avail of autumn's low season prices
Short guided walking breaks from €190pp
based on three or more participants

€190: 2B&B (3 star) 3 walks, 2 packed lunch (Sept-May)
€220pps: 2B&B (4 star) 3 walks, 2 packed lunches (Oct-Apr)

Enquiries/bookings 0872231225
Paypal payments accepted


Walking Breaks Ireland 2017
Guided walking events for individuals and groups
Special rates for walking clubs

Suitable for all levels


Sample Breaks

The Best of the South West in one week

7 nights 7 walks
One base - three regions - get a taste of the Upper Lee Valley, the breath-taking scenery of West Cork and the Kerry mountains
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You've just got a weekend?
2 nights 3 walks
Relaxed walking weekend break in the Upper Lee Valley or the Kerry hills suitable for all levels of
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You're available mid-week only?
mid-week walking break
3 nights 3 walks
Relaxed mid-week walking weekend break based around the Cork/Kerry border suitable for all levels of hill-walker.
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Beginners' walking week 2017
one week walking holiday
7 nights 7 walks
Seven easy to moderate walks in the Upper Lee Valley/Cork-Kerry border region. Explore the hills and valleys in a relaxed way with lots of info. This is a fantastic opportunity for those starting or returning to hill-walking or those thinking about joining a club this autumn. Build up your fitness and stamina in a relaxed environment with
like minded people.
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In the footsteps of goddesses & saints 2017
short break
4 nights 4 walks
Danu the ancient goddess of fertility is synonymous with The Paps mountains. Trek over three days cross-country from the ancient Cathair in the shadow of the Paps Mountains to the home of St Gobinet patron saint of bees and on to Gougane Barra the island oratory of St Finbarr.
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Ancient landscapes of the south-west 2017
archaeology weekend/mid-week break
3 nights 3 walks
Relax into a short walking break exploring the abundant archaeological sites of the Upper Lee Valley where late Neolithic to Bronze Age sites abound. Visit wedge tombs, stone circles, a fulacht fiadh and radial stone cairns among many other sites preserved in the natural landscape. Suitable for all levels.
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Reasonable airport transfers.

Special rates for walking clubs and walking groups.

Join us in 2017
for a relaxed
walking break in nature

We look forward to exploring the Cork and Kerry hills
in your company

Relaxed walking breaks in nature.
Walking weekends, mid-week trekking breaks and hiking holidays.

Upper Lee Valley
West Cork and Kerry

Plan your own break
for the date and venue of your choice.
Special rates for walking clubs.

Archaeology Ireland

Lee Valley Walking, Coolnacaheragh, Lissacreasig, Macroom, Co Cork
Tel. 00353 (0)26 45642 email: info@leevalleywalking.com Facebook Lee Valley Walking Twitter @leevalleywalks
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