Beara Peninsula, County Cork, South West Ireland


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5 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 maximum 10
Holiday Dates
24 - 29 September ,Sat - Thurs 5 nights
Allihies, County Cork, Ireland
Walk Grade
Low Moderate
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 12 weeks in advance

You’ll feel like you’re on the edge of the world when you walk the paths of the Beara Peninsula at the tip of South West Ireland. Set just about as far south west as you can get in Ireland, the views on this walking holiday are endless. Our walks will explore the wild, rugged coast with plenty of secluded coves and imposing cliffs to admire. If you enjoy pondering the formation of the earth then the contorted rock layers will enthral you! If luck is on our side, we may catch sight of dolphins and whales as we make our way along the stunning wild Atlantic coastal paths.

Our holiday will be based in  Allihies, once at the centre of the copper mining industry and now a quiet place with a rugged coastline. We will  visit Eyeries with its colourful houses lining the narrow streets.  On one day, we’ll take the ferry for the short ride across to Bere Island where time appears to have stood still. The island which sits at the entrance to Bantry Bay, has a long and fascinating history from the Bronze Age to the present day and was an important defensive base during war time.

We will also explore the coast around Dursey Island, right at the tip of the peninsula. And if you fancy getting in the mood for your holiday beforehand then pick up a copy of Daphne Du Maurier’s “Hungry Hill”, which, although never stated, is thought to be based in the area and tells the story of a copper mining family.

  • Shared Twin Ensuite Room £775
  • Single Ensuite Room £865
  • Single Occupancy Ensuite Room £895

Included in the price:

  • B&B accommodation
  • Guided walks each day
  • Airport transfer at set time
  • Private transport to walks
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Bere Island ferry

Not included:

  • Flight to Cork
  • Lunch and dinner - both will be organised by your guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
low moderate grade Walks are around 7 miles with many ups and downs on the coastal paths on some days. The number of stiles is notable although these are sturdily built in metal and easier to manage than most. There may be short steep ups and downs off path occasionally but generally the walks are on good, clear paths. The exact choice of walks will be adapted to suit the group. The walks will be taken at a leisurely pace but the actual terrain is more moderate in nature. Learn more about our Walk Grades
We will be staying at the wonderful, highly-rated, Seaview B&B in Allihies. The accommodation offers a warm welcome and a fabulous location. It is family run and the breakfast is traditional Irish fare.
Your guide for this holiday is Clara Fleming who lives in Ireland and has been a guide for many years.
The nearest airport is Cork which is just over 2 hours from our accommodation. There will be a private group transfer meeting certain flights from London and Manchester plus alternative airports arriving at a similar time. The actual flight times will be confirmed nearer the time. If you are happy to book flights yourself then take a look at for options that fit with the transfer times. If you prefer to have a flight booked on your behalf that has ATOL protection and / or you would like to add on extra days at a different accommodation then please contact Paul Graham at Explorer Travel. You can call Paul on 01213 573 866 or email him with your enquiry. The booking with Paul is direct with him and is not part of the holiday offered by Her on a Hill.


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  • 24/09/2022
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