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RE ROUTE OF BEARA WAY AND NEW SECTIONS

 

Re route
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The Beara Way has been re-routed off public road for 4 Kilometres between Adrigole and Castletownbere. Walkers coming from Adrigole will now turn right at Reen Bridge travel up the Coomgira Road for 1.5 Kilometres and turn left up to the shoulder of Hungry Hill linking up with the old mountain road until the mountain road joins with the old Beara Way 1 Kilometre along this mountain track. Walkers coming from Castletownbere will follow the Beara Way until it meets the eastern shoulder of Hungry Hill and links with the mountain track at this location walkers would go left and follow the mountain track for 1 Kilometre and then drop down through the town land of Coomgira and follow the quiet public road to Reen Bridge.

The Beara Way has been re-routed from Glengarriff to Adrigole.  Walkers should travel down the Castletownbere road for 500m take the first cross up to the right, head up this road for 1km and enter the state forest. Inside the state forest you will travel through the oak woods and you will also pass the big meadow.  After 1km you will rejoin the Coomerkane road.  You will stay on this road for 2km at this point you will head up a mountain track to a height of 500m.  Caution to be taken on foggy days.  This route is very well marked in the high ground with markers and stakes every 15m.  At the top you will have views of Bantry Bay and the Caha Mountains.  Walkers will descend down the south side of Glenlough valley following a farmers fence of sheep wire for 1km and a half which will lead you on to a track and bring you down to the public road 800m from Mass Mount Cross. 

At Mass Mount Cross you will turn right down the public road for 400m and following the line of the old Glengarriff/Adrigole road through farmers fields crossing the new bridge over the Adrigole River and ending up on the Healy Pass road 400 from Peg’s Shop.  This new route has some breath taking views of Adrigole Harbour, Glenlough valley and many lakes which you pass on route.  Mobile Coverage is very limited along the route with some coverage is available as your rise high over Coomerkane valley and south of Mass Mount Cross

There's a new section of the Beara Way developed at Crow Head in the Garnish area. This area is ideal for whale and dolphin watching.

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
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