Bray Head Loop Walk, Valentia Island

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  • Nice family walk on a sunny day, excellent views at the top and great for a picnic Ground is fairly uneven so hiking boots would be best but so worth the walk  more »
  • The Bray Head loop walk is about 5.5k and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on how long is spent enjoying the stunning views of the local cliffs, surrounding mountains, Portmagee harbour and...  more »
  • I loved the landscape from the nearby heights of the Tower on the island of Valentia. However I'm alerting hikers wishing to make the loop in the entirety, on the way back from the top of the mountain to join the trail before the parking be careful because the path is completely muddy, only during this hike up on the plate of the mountain I'm pressed close to 60 centimeters in the mud and it can be scary especially for kids. And the descent is thus, grass and mud... so caution
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  • The walk up to Bray Head is absolutely stunning scenery, the track is good, and you'll be stopping for photos all the time so be prepared for the walk to take a little longer. The walk up can be a bit steep for a novice walker but can be easily done by all ages. At the summit the views are spectacular and like many sites in Ireland you can wander and explore at your own leisure and go anywhere you want. That includes right up to the edge of steep dangerous cliffs. So if you have young kids that have no fear keep them close. If you have plans to do the loop walk then make Sure you have the equipment to match. Waterproof shoes, gaiters and time. The track is terrible, destroyed by livestock and it is trekking through bog. But still stunning but I'd recommend going back the same way you came.
  • See the wild side of Velentia Island with a hike around Bray Head. Stunning views from the old look out on top.
  • Please do not think that a boat trip to the skelligs is the only thing to do. Or if you, like us, were affected by the weather, then get yourself down to Beat head for a gorgeous hike and a breath taking view of the the skelligs and the surrounding. And it's free! Well €2 for the car park which is so conveniently situated (we got taking with the owner, John, whom also gave us tips and places of interest. This was the highlight of our trip to Kerry :)
  • Wonderfully isolated. Great view
  • Very nice and easy walk to arrive to Bray head. Fabulous views and sightseeing.

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