Walking & Hiking in Killarney

At Friars Glen, we have a range of fantastic walks right from our doorstep in the Killarney National Park. We can provide you with maps, directions and information regarding the degree of difficulty and length of the various walks. All the nature trails are easily accessible from Friars Glen and suit all abilities. They have romantic and historical names:
  • Monks Wood / Lovers’ Walk / Friars Walk / Muckross Abbey
  • Cloghereen Pool Wood (100m from Friars Glen)
  • Arthur Young Nature Trail
  • Mossy Woods Walk
  • Dinis / Old Weir Bridge / Meeting of the Waters
  • Low level walk across the lake side of Torc Mountain with tremendous views
  • Queen’s Drive and Torc

Friars Glen is at the start of the Kerry Way – a marked walk following the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula (Ring of Kerry) taking 5 to 10 days. It is possible to walk for one day on part of this renowned trail within the Killarney National Park and return to Friars Glen.

For mountain enthusiasts, Mangerton, Torc and Stoompa Mountains are on our doorstep and provide stunning views of the Killarney Valley. Friars Glen is a 30-minute drive from the McGillycuddy’s Reeks and Corrán Tuathail – Ireland’s highest mountain. Again, we can give you walking information or alternatively we can arrange for a guide.

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“Extremely clean! Extremely friendly! Friars Glen sits back away from any busy roads so it was very quiet and the view from the breakfast room was stunning. Bridget put together an excellent breakfast along with fresh brewed coffee and tea. There are several trails nearby for hiking. The inn was full but you would never no it because the room was very quiet. Wish we had planned to stay longer, but next time we will!”