There are highly experienced and knowledgeable guides for superb walks, mountain climbing, hiking and all manner of events throughout the County of Kerry.
Most of them feature a choice of easier and harder activities – just choose the option which will suit you best and enjoy a fantastic experience.
Their experience, enthusiasm and local knowledge enable them to show you places and features often missed by other visitors. Wherever we go you will see reminders of a fascinating and often turbulent past - from castles and stone circles to historic churches or houses. Seasoned walker, mountain climber or newcomer, there is something here for everyone. Follow the links below to find out more about the activities:
Fancy an exciting and rigorous day mountain climbing? If you do then The Lodge And Reeks Guiding Company will be just perfect. They have a range of guided walks, climbs and hikes in the Kerry mountains. Choose from several routes to suit all levels of fitness and experience or get in touch with Tom so they can customise a walk for you.
The Lodge And Reeks Guiding Company have a range of guided walks, climbs and hikes in the Kerry mountains. Choose from climbing the Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain! Height: 1039 metres.
Climbing Carrauntoohil is a challenging day out with a good choice of routes to the Summit total distance is 10k with 900m ascent. When you meet at the starting point, Tom the guide will discuss the route with you and the team in order to plan the most enjoyable route for your day trip.
If you want something more challenging I would suggest Howling Ridge. This amazing hike starts in the Glencar area, taking in 11 peaks with a 6000 ft accent during a long amazing day. With a few knife edge ridges and hands-on scrambling, finishing in the Gap of Dunloe on the door step of the famous Kate Kearney’s Cottage where a well-deserved pint of Guinness or Irish coffee awaits you along with some hearty food.
Then there is The Gap Of
Dunloe. You climb Tomies Mountain
with access climbing through the Chimneys on to Tomies Summit (735m) and
further on to summit Purple Mountain
(832m) and descend to the Gap of Dunloe.
Let the others rush ! Just go onto their site and Book an experience of your
Then there are the amazing Dingle Guided Walks. Dingle is the most beautiful place on earth, a day on the Dingle Peninsula is like a week in Heaven. Take a hike up the Brandon Mountain or Mount Eagle, you have to see the view from Connor Pass and walk the Dingle Way.
This was our first guided tour - and initially the children were rather reluctant. It turned out to be one of the hightlights of our holidays. Colm took us along part of the Pilgrim Route and we learned so much about the Dingle Peninsula and Ireland and Gaelic football. A marvellous walk - we would recommend it to everybody.
Hands down, the guided walk up Mount Eagle with Colm was the highlight of our trip! One member of our group had been corresponding with Colm for several months leading up to our trip.
He tailored our hike to our preferences and we ended up going on a six hour, 8 mile hike up Mount Eagle. The views were spectacular, even though it was raining and windy. Colm let me hook arms with him for a while when I was tired. He always waited to make sure all of us were okay. Well worth it!
Colm met us the night before the hike where we were having dinner to make a game plan for the next morning. He also showed us around town and introduced us to a "snug". Everyone in town knows him, which is helpful when you are late for a dinner reservation!
After our hike, he took us to three historical sites in Dingle: Reask Monastic Site, Gallarus Oratory, and Kilmalkedar Church. Glad we had time to take in some history.
We called Colm at 9:30 in the morning on the off chance he'd be running a walk that day. Within an hour we were off marching up a hill behind Dingle and getting a great (albeit foggy!) view of the bay. Colm puts you totally at your ease and makes sure he tailors the activities to your preferences. It's not just the walks that are great; Colm is a real character and you can't fail to have a great time with him, as well as learning loads about the area.
He's hugely knowledgeable on everything from the local geography and history, to sport and which pubs are best to eat or get a good Guinness at. And on top of that, you really couldn't ask for better value. We don't normally do 'tours', but spending a day with Colm was one of the best things we did while in Ireland. Highly highly recommended! We shared many laughs!