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kerry camino

The inaugural walk on the Kerry Camino takes place tomorrow Saturday. I plan to be on it so keep an eye out for a report on this forum or alternatively the admission list for the Kerry General Hospital.

Jacksonville...
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What is the Kerry Camino?

I am doing the Camino Frances (Camino de Santiago) next September/October.

Maryland
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http://kerrycamino.com/index.php

Looks interesting, but I don't see mention of the distance of the walk. How long of a hike is it?

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From The Irish Independent, earlier this week:

'Camino of Kerry' launched in The Kingdom

THE Kingdom of Kerry has produced another great idea to attract visitors to our shores and give tourism a welcome boost in these challenging times.

The 'Kerry Camino' -- a 57km (35 miles) trail offering hillwalkers, leisure enthusiasts and pilgrims an opportunity to 'Walk in the Footsteps of St Brendan the Navigator' -- will be launched next Saturday, 16th June, 2012 in Tralee.

Similar to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, walkers travelling along the Kerry Camino will receive a logbook and will need to gather stamps at 15 stations along the route before being awarded a certificate.

Points of reflection will be located at the most scenic spots between Tralee and Dingle to maximise the sensory experience of sight and sound throughout the journey.

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Sorry, I forgot to include the link so thank you Irish fan. Each leg of the route is approx 12 miles.

Ireland
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Well done. Have a great day.

Kerry
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I did the first leg today. Its a tough enough walk you certainly need the right footwear and it is tricky enough in parts, however in some places the scenery is just spectacular. The streams were in full flow and looked great. i also enjoyed the huge stepping stones over the river. I should have taken my camera but no doubt others will post pics - All in all well worth doing and i will certainly be doing the next two stages.

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I agree kruttl. It is a tough walk but well worth it. The right footwear is vital. The scenery is spectacular all the way. It is worth visiting St Johns church at the staring point just to get a sense of history and the ruins of the oratory near Camp are very evocative. There are some great places to have picnics or just to sit and take in the views.

Saginaw, Michigan
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Well done, spiceloft and kruttl and everyone involved in today's walk and to those who devised and organized the Kerry Camino.

Kudos to Tralee, for this and The Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre in 2012.

Ar fheabhas agus maith sibh go leir!

Tralee
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See this slideshow of the day of the Inaugural Walk.

flickr.com/photos/…

Some pictures:

<a href="flickr.com/photos/francis-foley/7379495604/" title="Kerry Camino Inaugural Day 20 by Francis Foley, on Flickr"><img src="…staticflickr.com/5329/7379495604_3433d88969…" width="1024" height="683" alt="Kerry Camino Inaugural Day 20"></a>

<a href="flickr.com/photos/francis-foley/7379442642/" title="Kerry Camino Inaugural Day 27 by Francis Foley, on Flickr"><img src="…staticflickr.com/7100/7379442642_e5d4298070…" width="683" height="1024" alt="Kerry Camino Inaugural Day 27"></a>

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I left St John's Church Tralee on Saturday morning and arrived at St James's Church Dingle about 13.30 on Sunday.

Stayed in Dingle Gate Hostel - €12 incl breakfast !

A bit tired today but it was worth it :-)

Well done to the organisers.