Cahirsiveen - Carhan Letter Loop

County Kerry
2 reviews
Grade Strenuous
Length 14 km
Time 5.4 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 240 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Red arrow on white background
Start Point
Fair Green car park, Cahersiveen
Finish Point
Fair Green car park, Cahersiveen
Nearest Town to Start Cahersiveen
Grid Ref. V 474 794
Lat. and Long. 51.945957, -10.219879

On minor road, track and mountain path this challenging loop climbs Beentee Mountain which overlooks the town of Cahersiveen on the scenic Ring of Kerry. From the summit there are spectacular views over the Iveragh Peninsula, Valentia Island and the Dingle Peninsula.

Maps and other information

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 83

Cillian from Clare

There is very good signage at the start of this looped walk and the waymarkers are easy to follow.

There is also bus access with a Bus Eireann and Local Link bus stop next to the start.

Fantastic views from the top of Beentee Mountain of Valentia Island and the Dingle Peninsula.

The 'little laneway' as described in a previous review has Fuschia and Crocrosmia which are lovely but on my visit the laneway was completely overgrown and near on impassible. A shears is needed badly to tackle this. This was disappointing as the majority of the walk was pleasant.

susan from Laois

we did this loop with group from slieve blooms sept 3rd

great walk well done to all who maintain it.

it had rained very heavy on previous day,

very well signposted and even though our views were obscured in mist and fog

at the top. it cleared up as we decended and we had fab views

it was wet under food as was expected... were well used to that ...

the fuschia and crocrosmia little laneway on way back is a real gem..

id recommend it or beentee loop anytime to good kitted out walkers

thank you

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