Etched into the sides of the Miskish and Knockgour mountains of the Slieve Miskish range which knuckles the Beara Peninsula West, the Beara Bridleway is Ireland’s first ever horse trail.
The main trail hugs the flanks of the mountains, overlooking 23 kilometres of rugged mountain scenery, stunning seascapes and dazzling island views. It includes some optional but highly recommended detours that climb to access even better vistas from elevated viewing points. The Bridleway links Clonglaskin townland several kilometres west of Castletownbere town with the colourful village of Allihies, once famous for its copper mines, and the coastal townland of Urhan
near picturesque Eyeries village. Despite the wildness of the scenery, the terrain has something for all experience levels and can be undertaken at any pace.