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"...we are still glowing with memories of a wonderful time in Cork - we can't thank you enough,"...

"Happy memories of our best holiday ever,"...

"This was great - a magical time in the land that I love the best. Thanks so much @leevalley walks," Colin McCarthy 2017

"Thank you so much for making our holiday great. We thoroughly enjoyed the few days and you made it seem all so doable. Great encouragement," Anne, Irl August 2015
"We had three great days with Lee Valley Walking under the guidance of Catherine Ketch. Fabulous experience and would recommend any time...Thank you so much..." Mary, Irl August 2015
“...mystical walk to An Cathair with Catherine Ketch... It is truly a mystical place... Thanks Catherine for a truly magnificent day.” Cork Mountaineering Club Facebook Nov 2015

walk at the Gearagh, Macroom

guided walking tours in Ireland

For individuals or groups
In the Cork and Kerry hills

MID - WEEK walking tours
Four guided walks

Arrive Tues pm - introductory guided walk in the historic Ballyvourney area
Weds 10am: Low level hike in the Ballyvourney hills or climb the famed Paps of Dana.
Thursday: Hiking on the Ireland way in Muscrai
Friday morning: Hike at Gougane Barra

Weekend tours

Three guided walks

Sample programme:
Fri 6pm: Introductory hike in historic Ballyvourney or Macroom
Sat 10am: Local hike on the O'Sullivan Beara Way

Sunday 9.30 Hike in the Shehy or Derrynsaggart mountains

Relaxing chill-out walks in beautiful scenery and in good company. Learn about the landscape and hear the local stories.

Special rates available for walking clubs

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Immerse yourself in the landscape that drew the Tuatha De Danaan, St Gobnait and St Finbarr to the Cork and Kerry Hills.

Relaxed guided walking in nature with optional introduction to mindful hill-walking.

Bespoke walking tours designed to suit you

Enquiries/bookings 0872231225

Sample tours

Guided walking tours for individuals and groups

Special rates for walking clubs
Suitable for all levels

The Best of the South West in one week

Guided walking tours taking in the Upper Lee Valley, the breath-taking scenery of West Cork and the Kerry mountains
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In the footsteps of goddesses & saints
Danu the ancient goddess of fertility is synonymous with The Paps mountains. Trek over three days cross-country from the ancient Cathair in the shadow of the Paps Mountains to the home of St Gobinet patron saint of bees and on to Gougane Barra the island oratory of St Finbarr.
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Ancient landscapes of the south-west
archaeological walking tours

Relax into a few days of exploring the abundant archaeological sites of the Upper Lee Valley where late Neolithic to Bronze Age sites abound. Visit wedge tombs, stone circles, a fulacht fiadh and radial stone cairns among many other sites preserved in the natural landscape. Suitable for all levels.
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Beginners' walking tours
to moderate walks in the Upper Lee Valley/Cork-Kerry border region. Explore the hills and valleys in a relaxed way with lots of info.
A fantastic opportunity for those starting or returning to hill-walking or those thinking about joining a club. Build up your fitness and stamina in a relaxed environment with like minded people.

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Special rates for walking clubs and walking groups.

Barr 50 Gnó le Gaeilge 2010

Join us
for a relaxed
walking break in nature

We look forward to exploring the Cork and Kerry hills
in your company

Relaxed walking tours in nature at weekends, mid-week or over a week-long period.

Upper Lee Valley
West Cork and Kerry

Plan your bespoke guided walking tours
for date and area of choice.
Special rates for walking clubs.

Archaeology Ireland

Lee Valley Walking, Coolnacaheragh, Lissacreasig, Macroom, Co Cork
Tel. 00353 (0)26 45642 email: info@leevalleywalking.com Facebook Lee Valley Walking Twitter @leevalleywalks
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