Walking Grades

Easy looped walk in the beautiful Killarney National Park, suitable for beginners, families and anyone! All gear should be lightweight and easy to carry. Walking shoes or runners are suitable.

  • Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
  • Trekking socks
  • Lightweight Waterproof Jackets: something that will definitely keep a summer shower off you!
  • Quick dry and/or waterproof pants: comfortable and lightweight trousers that are non-cotton will serve you well on your walk.
  • Bottle of water
  • Camera (optional)
  • Snack/packed lunch (optional)
A reasonable level of fitness required. Rugged walking, with some ascent and off-road areas and stunning scenery. Footwear is very important on tacks and trails such as these, and can be the difference between a good day and a fantastic day.

  • Light/mid weight walking boots: these should be sturdy and waterproof.
  • Trekking socks: padded, comfortable walking/trekking socks are a must.
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket.
  • Lightweight Quick dry pants
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Base layer T-shirt-non cotton: it is vital not to wear cotton next to the skin on long walks, as cotton holds moisture and can be cold and uncomfortable.
  • A synthetic base layer is preferable. These move moisture away from the skin and often regulate temperature.
  • Small rucksack: to carry all of the above.
  • Packed Lunch
  • Plenty of water/energy drinks
  • Camera
High level of fitness required. These walks should only be undertaken by experienced walkers. Footwear is the most vital piece of equipment needed here.

  • Walking boots: A studier, strong, 3 seasons, waterproof, aggressive boot is required in this terrain with exceptional grip and ankle support.
  • Trekking socks.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Lightweight Fleece jacket: ideally you carry a spare fleece/insulated jacket with you to the reeks, remember it is an average 10 degree colder on the top of the Carrauntoohil that it is at the bottom.
  • Lightweight quick dry pants
  • Waterproof pants
  • Base layer non-cotton T-shirt.
  • Small rucksack: to carry all essentials.
  • Packed lunch with plenty high energy foods
  • Plenty of drinks/water/hot drinks
  • Camera