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Bray Head Loop Walk

Bray Head, Valentia Island, Ireland
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Beautiful walk, beautiful flowers

This walk took us over an hour, rather than the 45 minutes some suggested, but it was pleasant and... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
ALSOregon
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Oregon
Fantastic views

We didn't do the whole loop but walked up the 2km path to the head and back the same way. Going... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
DJcatEssexUK
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“car park” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bray Head, Valentia Island, Ireland
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"enjoyable walk"
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"fantastic views"
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"worth the climb"
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"takes about hours"
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"well worth the effort"
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"tower house"
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"weather was fantastic"
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"western end"
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"sheep and cows"
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"steady climb"
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This walk took us over an hour, rather than the 45 minutes some suggested, but it was pleasant and not difficult. Not much elevation gain. Beautiful views out to Skellig Michael, lovely wildflowers, and bucolic scenery complete with sheep and cows along the way.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We didn't do the whole loop but walked up the 2km path to the head and back the same way. Going there is all uphill but coming back is so much easier. The views along the way and from the headland are fantastic.

Thank DJcatEssexUK
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

An easy, well marked loop. Highly rewardings with views of Puffin Island, The Skelligs and prolific bird life.

Thank DnBK77
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is a truly spectacular walk with lovely views. Not for people With fear of heights! The path goes right next to the cliffs.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

You have to pay €2 to park which is a bit random for the middle of nowhere in Kerry but anyways off we went. It's a lovely walk, takes about 2 hours, great views of the Skelligs. A popular spot. Lovely rugged coastal views and...More

1  Thank champkis
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Bray Head is on the other side of the bay from Main St. in Portmagee. At the base of the climb is where the transatlantic cable was laid. The dirt road is a gradual climb on a dirt road to a cliff where there is...More

Thank Jean L
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This walk on Bray Head at the western end of Valentia Island gives stunning views over the Kerry cliffs and towards the Skelligs. There is a car park at the start and the route is well marked out (and descibed in Killarney to Valentia Island...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Park at the trailhead for 2 euro and set off. The path is uphill, but not terribly steep. Rough underfoot so good shoes needed. All the way there is the amazing sound of birdsong and some birds to admire. Unfortunately when I reached the summit...More

1  Thank kmdub
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This place is off the beaten track but it is well worth visiting. It is on Valentia island, just across the bridge to Portmagee. There is a car park at the bottom of the pathway. There is also picnic benches there too. The walk itself...More

Thank bkeenan75
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It was a easy walk and it took us 2 hours to finish the loop. We were lucky to have good weather. The view at the top was mesmerising.

Thank Hsin2015
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