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Irish Coast to Coast Walk

Irish Coast to Coast Walk

by: Paddy Dillon
The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast passes through glorious mountain and river country and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk comprises several linked waymarked routes to provide a continuous 387 mile long route across Ireland. Starting from Dublin, the routes used are the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. So if you walk this entire route you will have completed six long distance paths! Whether you intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes along the way enable you to make the adventure as challenging as you like.
The guide breaks the route down into 24 day stages each with full directions and all the practical information you will require such as stage distance, terrain and refreshment options. Full colour sketch maps are provided plus the sheet number of the relevant OSI Discovery map. The guide has numerous colour photographs throughout illustrating the landscape and places of interest that you will discover along the way. Paddy Dillon's fascinating commentary on everything of special interest will keep you fully informed and entertained on the journey. To assist with planning your trip there is an accommodation list giving names and contact details. An introduction about long distance walking in Ireland is also helpful to ensure you start out fully prepared and equipped and have a safe and enjoyable adventure.
The route outline is as follows: Wicklow Way - Dublin to Clonegal (stages 1-6). South Leinster Way - Clonegal to Carrick-on-Suir (stages 7-10). East Munster Way - Carrick-on-Suir to Clogheen (stages 11-13). Blackwater (Avondhu) Way - Clogheen to Bweeng (stages 14-17). Blackwater (Duhallow) Way - Bweeng to Muckross (stages 18-20), Kerry Way - Muckross to Portmagee (stages 21-24). The high level alternative routes are: Lug Walk; Blackstairs Mountains; Comeragh Mountains; Knockmealdown Mountains; Derrynasaggart Mountains; MacGillycuddy's Reeks; Coomasaharn Horseshoe.
ISBN 9781852844332 pages 218 (2005) 115mm x 170mm

Price: 12.00