Stepping Stone Bed & Breakfast with Cooky Monsters Cafe

Maghanlawaun  Bridia Valley  Glencar  County Kerry V93A8N1  Ireland


GPS 5158'21.3348"-946'51.7044"W    OS map ref:V 7766 8144   Satnav: 51.97245, -9.78111  Mountain Weather                    A little retreat to rest those feet


route maps are available for download only after a confirmed and fully paid for reservation on this web site,they are not available when booking from any other website.
Kerry way,Hiking around  Magillicuddy reeks in need of a warm & very welcoming cottage The Stepping Stone With its host's Sandy & John, The large turf/log fire burning in the grate. The Stepping Stone is the best place to   head for, Snuggled in at the foot of the lack road in Bridia Valley.
At the end of a day on The Kerry Way, Carruntoohil or Broaghnabinna walking back down from Lough Curraghmore with the Black valley slipping away behind you, the warm welcoming scent of the turf fires burning in Bridia you'll feel an extra spring in your step. Let our secret haven await you and be met with genuine warmth and hospitality. Totally relax and unwind and let Sandy & John take good care of you.
                  On average it rains on 250 days each year, be prepared for wet weather at anytime of the year. never underestimate how quickly the mist/clouds can descend or rise from the valleys below. always allow more time than you need to go up and come down, The mountains of Kerry are that" Mountains "what may in some guides be termed as easy, on a wet day of which there are many, easy Hikes become difficult especially for the unaware and unprepared. The nature of the terrain gives rise to un-passable rivers that were no more than a tumbling stream an hour before. take at least one stick, two would be better to aid you when hiking. The most important things are proper supporting hiking boots, an ordnance survey map no78, compass, something to drink and eat and shelter. Always leave word of your route and expected time to be back ,always inform the people that you have left word with that you have finished your hike.
              For people who are limited by time a suggested alternate route to walking out from Killarney to Black Valley is to take the boat contact Dux on 00353872694646 €25 from Ross Castle (Ross Pier)10.30 am 1.5 hours to the upper lake  Lord Brandons cottage (1.30pm return) and walk your first day through the Black Valley and stop over at the Stepping Stone 12km on your first night, then walk the following day either to a suggested place to stay Rocklands Mary O'Connor 0877421499 +353 877421499 12km or maybe The Rowan tree 8.5km stay over your second night and then walk on to Glenbeigh the following day, it is possible to walk from the Stepping Stone to Glenbeigh in one day 23.5km allow 8.5 hour add some rest time to that. Route maps will be available for confirmed reservations 1 week prior to arrival via requested link please state departure point ie; Glenbeigh Lord Brandons Cottage
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 please do not leave any rubbish/waste on the trail, If you carry it in carry it out.
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