Hidden Valleys of the Reeks

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. ©Mike Edgar

The Hidden Valleys of the Reeks are a group of unique holiday destinations surrounding the magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks Mountain range in County Kerry.

They include visitor areas such as the Gap of Dunloe, The Black Valley, Caragh Lake, Glencar, Fossa, Beaufort, Bridia Valley and Ladies View.

The Black Valley nestled between the Gap of Dunloe and Molls Gap is a picture perfect gateway to walking the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and a main point on The Kerry Way walk

The Bridia Valley is a stunning and peaceful valley on the famous Kerry Way walking trail which enters the valley via the ancient Lack Road and Bridia Pass used for over 5000 years.

Beaufort is a scenic village and an ideal holiday base to experience the local area including hiking Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil and fishing the Laune River.

Caragh Lake and River are world famous for their fishing, activities, scenery and clean waters and are a great location for exploring the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and valleys.

Fossa is located on the north shore of Lough Leane on the Ring of Kerry route near Killarney town and is an ideal location for walking, horse riding, golf and fishing.

Glencar is an ideal base for touring and leisure activities such as fishing, walking and climbing and is famous for hunting of woodcock, snipe, pheasant, duck and hare.

The Gap of Dunloe mountain pass has been a famous tourist attraction for over 200 years and its beauty continues to attract visitors who walk, cycle or take the trip by pony and trap.

Ladies’ View, made famous by Queen Victoria’s ladies in waiting in 1831, has spectacular views of Killarney national park and lakes below from its perch on the Ring of Kerry.


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