DISTANCE: 24KM | ASCENT: 320 M | TIME: 5+ HOURS
Kenmare to Killarney or vice versa is known as the Old Kenmare Road. This is a moderate to strenuous 5 to 8 hour (24 km) walking route through amazing scenery and Killarney National Park. It has a number of steep and steady climbs and descents. A shorter 9km (3 hour) section of this stage from Torc Waterfall to Galways Bridge at Derrycunnihy is also popular.
This is probably one of the most popular stages of the Kerry Way. Starting from Kenmare, it follows a well-worn path between Peakeen and Knockanaguish Mountains into the Windy Gap with superb views of the MacGillicuddy Reeks. From there it passes Mangerton Mountain, Torc Mountain and Waterfall and finally Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farm.