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"...we are still glowing with memories of a wonderful time in Cork - we can't thank you enough,"...

"Happy memories of our best holiday ever,"...

"This was great - a magical time in the land that I love the best. Thanks so much @leevalley walks," Colin McCarthy 2017

"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

Award-winning guided hikes, walking breaks and trekking holidays in Ireland

MID - WEEK walking breaks 2020

In the Cork and Kerry hills

Mid-week break
Discover the Cork/Kerry border region
Ballyvourney, Co Cork

Arrive Tues pm - introductory guided walk in the historic Ballyvourney area
Weds 10am: Low level hike in the Ballyvourney hills or climb the famed Paps of Dana.
Thursday: Hiking on the O'Sullivan Beara Way
Friday morning: Hike at Gougane Barra

Three guided walks/2B&B/2 packed lunches
Suitable for individuals and small groups

Sample programme:
Fri 6pm: Introductory hike in historic Ballyvourney or Macroom
Sat 10am: Local hike on the O'Sullivan Beara Way

Sunday 9.30 Hike in the Shehy or Derrynsaggart mountains

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

Special rates available for walking clubs

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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 for 2020
Short guided walking breaks from €190pp

Enquiries/bookings 0872231225


Walking Breaks Ireland 2020
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 breaks
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
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
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.

Barr 50 Gnó le Gaeilge 2010

Join us in 2020
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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