Ardgroom - Pulleen loop

County Cork
3 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 3.3 km
Time 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 100 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Purple arrow
Start Point
Cuas Quay
Finish Point
Cuas Quay
Nearest Town to Start Ardgroom
Grid Ref. V 6862 5716
Lat. and Long. 51.75168, -9.90347

The Loop starts from Cuas Quay near Bird Point, following the blue arrows along firm coastal tracks and paths parallel to the coast as far as Dog's Point returning further inland. There are breath-taking views of Kenmare Bay and the coastline of County Kerry and a wealth of sites of historical and archaeological interest along the way as well as sea caves, with a small beach at Dog's Point.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Beara Tourism and Development Association, St. Peter's Church, Castletownbere, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Tel/Fax 00353 (0)27 70054

There may be some sections of soft or wet ground on this trail so a good pair of waterproof boots is highly recommended.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 84
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Robert Chaney from Kilkenny

Excellent walk, but don’t look at the map at the trailhead, which suggests an anti-clockwise route, which starts by walking up the road and cutting in half-way up the hill. IGNORE. Instead, just follow the purple arrows (that are mostly mounted on obvious yellow posts), taking you over two stiles, past the caves, up some steps, and then branching left to follow the coast line. The return brings you back to this branching point, before passing the caves and stiles back to the trailhead.

Marc from Waterford

Excellent walk with beautiful views accross Kenmare Bay. After the walk had a dip in the sea by the quay. Wonderful and would go again. Thanks to all who maintain these walkways.

Tom from Limerick

Excellent walk with stunning views. It is recommended to do the walk in an anti clockwise direction. We did it in a clockwise direction - I don't think it makes a difference. It is well waymarked and the underfoot conditions vary from dry to boggy. The sea caves are an added feature / bonus. The views across to the Iveragh Peninsula are stunning. The trail head is easy to find, just turn left / right at the PO in Adrgroom (depending what direction you are travelling in!) follow the Ring of Beara road until you see a road to the right signposted 'Pulleen Loop walk'. There is parking for about 5 cars at the Quay near the trail head! A must do for anyone travelling around the Beara Peninsula!

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