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We are happy to help you plan your walking holiday to Tralee and Kerry. We can assist with transport arrangements, packed lunches, and dinner reservations. If there is anything else you require as part of your Walking trip, just ask.
This picturesque walk along the old tow path of Tralee Ship Canal to Blennerville Village with the Slieve Mish mountains as the backdrop is stunning. Cross the canal swing bridge and Blennerville road bridge, with fine views of Tralee Bay and the restored windmill. Return along Kearney’s Road with Tralee Bay nature reserve on your left, before a gradual rise to Healy’s Cross and the suburb of Ballyard Hill to the Aqua Dome car park.
Ballyseedy Wood dates back at least to the 16th century when it was first mapped for Sir Edward Denny. Further planting took place by Col. J Blennerhassett in the early 18th century who had his castle nearby. Today, Ballyseedy is a sustainable woodland recreational amenity, and unique, tranquil retreat which extends to nearly 80 acres with at least 22 varieties of native trees. As you wander along the Old Coach Road which served the Blennerhassett estate and plantation, look out for the majestic Ash, Oak and Beech trees which have been growing here for centuries. There are a number of ruins and follies within the wood, dating back to the 17th century, with the River Lee (from which Tralee takes its name) forming the woodlands northern boundary.
Glanteenassig Wood is approached through a small grove of beech between the entrance and a bridge that spans the Owencashla river. Just over the bridge is a car park. The forest consists mainly of Sitka spruce and lodgepole pine, and pockets of silver fir, larch and beech in the more sheltered areas. As areas mature and are cleared, much of the spruces are being replaced with larch, alder and mountain ash in keeping with the primeval forests that once colonised the area.
This is a dramatic and varied landscape of coastal plains, sandy beaches, mountains and lakes. The Dingle Way is a circular route beginning and ending in Tralee. The route climbs onto the flanks of the Slieve Mish and contours westwards before crossing the peninsula to the scenic Inch beach on Dingle Bay. It then meanders westwards by the villages of Aunnascaul and Lispole to Dingle, where many walkers will want to stay a while and enjoy the good food, good music and craic. West of Dingle is the most dramatic part of the Way, an exciting coastal trek around the westernmost point of Ireland and a return leg over a saddle below Kerry’s holy mountain, Brandon, and on to Tralee by the shore.