Paps of Anu Mountains - 4 hours hike in Hidden Ireland

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We will meet at the starting point just 15 km from Killarney town. Be prepared for a steep climb right after the start. The path takes us through a forest with a broad selection of native Irish trees. From the first top, you'll have a magnificent view over the valley that we will cross to reach the famous Paps of Anu mountains.

First stop is the wild mountain creek that flows into the river Flesk...
We will meet at the starting point just 15 km from Killarney town. Be prepared for a steep climb right after the start. The path takes us through a forest with a broad selection of native Irish trees. From the first top, you'll have a magnificent view over the valley that we will cross to reach the famous Paps of Anu mountains.

First stop is the wild mountain creek that flows into the river Flesk. Rapids and cascading waterfalls cut through the landscape. Next up in a bend of the creek is an abandoned village. Enjoy the same views the people had ages ago and wonder why they have left a beautiful place like this. Further along the rugged road you will see the bog lands where the Irish harvested turf for heating and cooking aeons ago. The road continues along a hidden valley with mountain streams and small waterfalls. After this we ascend the Western Pap mountain where we enjoy the amazing views from the top at 700 m high.
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Stop At: The Paps, The Park Islandmore, Killarney Ireland

We will walk to the Paps through a forest followed by a valley with a wild mountain stream. Rapids and cascading waterfalls dig deep into the rocky bottom here. A settlement of half a dozen cottages, farms and huts people abandoned 100's of years ago. We will climb the Paps of Anu (West) that you can only reach after a long walk. The whole experience is unique because no tourists ever visit this valley since it is not in any travel guide.

During the hike and on the top of the Paps you can enjoy the most spectacular views towards, Killarney and its lakes, The Reeks, Mangerton, Dingle, Co. Cork and Sliabh Luachra.

Duration: 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • All Fees and Taxes
Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Good walking shoes are necessary. In winter time or during wet seasons waterproof hiking shoes or Wellingtons are essential. Put a raincoat in your backpack for unexpected weather changes.
  • Bottled water - Bring enough water and food with you for the walk. Snacks, sandwiches, fruits, energy bars that will get you through the 4 hours+ hike.
Departure Point
Glenflesk, Pollgorm Cross, Islandmore, Co. Kerry, Ireland
11:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers who are short of breath or have difficulty with physical exertion and climbing.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.