Beara Bridleway

Horse Riding
County Cork
Grade Moderate
Length 30.1 km
Format Linear
Dogs Allowed No
Start Point
Car park at Clonglaskin
Nearest Town to Start Castletownbere
Grid Ref. V 630 448 /
Lat. and Long. 51.639955, -9.97992

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.

Trail Management

Beara Tourism,Castletownbere,Co.Cork.
Tel/Fax 027-70054, Email:


In Castletownbere: Car parking, shops, restaurants, cafés, take-aways, pubs, accommodation, etc.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 84

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