Beara Peninsula, County Cork, South West Ireland
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 coastal paths.
Our holiday will take us to Allihies, once at the centre of the copper mining industry and now a quiet place on the rugged coast. We will also 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.
During our stay, we will also take the opportunity to explore the mountain tracks of the interior gaining incredible views across the Kerry mountains – and the coast too! We’ll have close up views of Hungry Hill, the highest of the Caha Mountains. 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.
We will stay at Bellatrix, a women only B&B run by Rita and Lainey with stunning views over the Slieve Miskish mountains. The holiday is fully catered and the evening meals are simply delicious based around world dishes using locally sourced and home grown produce.
Shared Twin Room (included in base price)
Single Room + £20/night
Single Ensuite Room + £25/night
Included in the price:
- Full board accommodation
- Guided walks each day
- Airport transfer at set time
- Local transport to walks
- Flight to Cork
- Personal expenses
- Discretionary tips
- Optional excursions