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Reviewed November 24, 2018

When we visited in late November some of the signs to the country lane that leads up to the carpark were missing which made it a bit hard to find. About 7km out of Dingle the road divides with signs to Brandon Creek and Mount...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

One of five walks during a week in Irland. We walked ut the steepest path, and it was quite strenous, but were rewarded on the top. The fog vanished, and we had a clear view 360 degrees. Well worth the climb, but I would not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ninapm73
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Be prepared, yes, true. You need the proper gear, mountaineering boots, warm clothing and something to keep you dry. Tell friends or family where and when you are going. Take enough food and water. AND bring your camera, the best camera is the one you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PieterBolinder
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We climbed Mount Brandon on a trip to Tralee recently,had planned to go up from Faha but with poor weather we decided on the Cosain Na Naoimh route from Baile Breac.The trail is waymarked all the way with white markers and crosses evenly spaced out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kennj54
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Mount Brandon is well sign posted out of Dingle and there is a small carpark at the outset. The route up is brilliantly marked out, with white posts and stone crosses. The terrain initially is steep grassy banks which towards the later third becomes more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank GAB056
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I'm in my early 50s and consider myself a bit overweight and only somewhat fit, so I wasn't going to climb the path up and over but rather go around in order to get from Cuas to Cloghane. But the weather was nice and I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank quinnunit66
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The trailhead is well marked but you need to plan ahead. Weather is the most important factor is how your hike will go. Lovely area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mdos7
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Great experience in a beautiful part of Ireland. Although the views were obscured by a sea must the sense of solitude and isolation was enhanced. The trail from Baile breac is well marked. Very manageable for anyone who is an experienced hiker or with a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mocallaghan005
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Started Hiking at 8 pm , during the hottest period of time that Ireland has had since 1976. Sunset was about 10:20 pm. I was tired from several previous hikes so I only went half way up to the Cross Number 6. So Glad I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gwkeppi
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Trekking shoes needed! It is also necessary to have an umbrella. If you can visit it with friends, it will be more fun. If you stay long enough in the area you can visit the Dead zone area it is not the usual place visited...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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L1718BLkatem
October 7, 2018|
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Response from kennj54 | Reviewed this property |
There are two routes up,the most scenic is from Faha outside the village of cloghane but best done in good weather.The other is from an baile breach which is on the road from dingle to slea head,you will turn right off this... More
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PaulineMannix
July 11, 2016|
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It took myself and two friends 4 and half hours up and down. We stopped at the top for tea also. It is a hard climb though.
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Krissie-Marie B
June 28, 2016|
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Response from Paddy H | Reviewed this property |
The easiest route is from the west. It was no problem for an 8 year old in perfect weather. 8 year old is normal fit and doesn't do a lot of hiking. A 5 year old might be ok, but probably a bit tough/long for a 3 year old.
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