Bolus Barracks Loop

This trail is open to local people only during the Covid 19 Restrictions. If you are from outside the area please do not visit the trail. For those walking the trail please respect the environment and take home all your rubbish including apple cores, orange peels, face masks and protective gloves.

County Kerry
2 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 9 km
Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 270 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Purple arrow
Start Point
US Navy Liberator Monument, Ducalla, Ballinskelligs
Finish Point
US Navy Liberator Monument, Ducalla, Ballinskelligs
Nearest Town to Start Ballinskelligs
Grid Ref. V 388 650
Lat. and Long. 51.814166, -10.337188

This walk includes minor road, hillside paths and green road to reach the end of Bolus Head and pass along high cliffs before rising to the ruins of a signal tower perched on top of a steep climb and descending to return to the start. It offers spectacular views of cliffs, the Skelligs, St Finian's Bay, Ballinskelligs Bay and the open Atlantic Ocean.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 83

Katty from Belgium

Lovely walk- beautiful views

Conor from Dublin

A well marked trail with amazing views of the Skelligs. There's a small parking area for the trail so keep driving until you reach it, rather than parking at the side of the road. If you're fit the trail from the car park can be done in about 1 hour and 45 minutes. It can be quite windy at the top. So long as the ground isn't too wet, runners are fine.

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