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Mount Brandon

Address: An Daingean | Co. Kerry, Ireland
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If travellling around Dingle Peninsula, don't miss the mountain! Walking with sheeps all around is great and views are breathtaking. And don't forget to buy some delicious bakery in the store across the church in Cloghane :)

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Mount Brandon has to be one of the nicest climbs that we have done to date, it is a steady climb with breathtaking views, on a good day which we got, it takes approximately five hours to climb up and back again. We started out from Cloghan where there is a small car park. The weather can be quite changeable... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This has to be one of the nicest walk that one could undertake on a mountain. (Warning: weather changes quickly and can go from hot to cold to wet and back again very quickly. Therefore go prepared). It will take you up to 5 hours and is not for the unfit or unprepared. However carefully managed it can be done... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A last minute decision to walk Mount Brandon while the weather was sunny and clear and what a beautiful walk with amazing views of the coast the whole way. Had we known how long it would take or how steep it was we might have stopped at the shrine to have our first rest! It took 2 hours to get... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We learnt about Brandon in "Munster's Mountains: 30 Walkings, Scrambling and Climbing Routes" by Denis Lynch. However, we did not use the route provided in the book but took the Pilgrim's path which starts at the car park under the Faha Grotto (see map at http://mountainviews.ie/summit/9/?PHPSESSID=2hjqvlnaqn2m3a7uca8k6kueh0). It was my first time hiking and I got absolutely excited by a panoramic... More 

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Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was an experience of a life time!! We parked the car near the sign Lends End,and started walking up along the cliff edge. To be honest, my husband continued going up but I decided to sit on a rock and take in the beauty of the view, and I was rewarded !!! Cause I saw a whale jumping out... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Last year a I completed the British 3 peaks. This year I fancied something different therefore we headed for the Kerry Mountains for a couple of mountain climbs on our first day before moving on to Mount Brandon. We took the Pilgrims Path up from the village below having camped outside the Mount Brandon Hostel which was also excellent. The... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

There are enough reviews of paths to take but if you do go then consider..... First have a look at the weather forecast. If it is cloudy in the south west part then consider not going on the trip because when you get to the top all there is is cloud and no view, cold and wet cloud and poss.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This summer, I was delighted to complete the walk to the the top of Mount Brandon. Starting from the carpark by grotto at faha, outside Cloghane, the start was definitely the hardest as it was a continuous rise over grassland - stopped for water on many occassions. It then levelled off as one went around the corner towards the lake.... More 

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