Because of the distance and remoteness of Mullaghanattin we rarely get the opportunity to hike in this area, one of the most spectacular in the Iveragh Peninsula. Moreover it offers a wonderfull panorama including the Dingle peninsula, the Beara peninsula and the famous Carrauntoohil.
New Walkers are welcome to join us for a trial hill walk by signing up online or in person at The Ovens Bar, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork on Wednesday’s from 9.00pm.
We have three levels of walks planned (easy, short and moderate) for this area with each walk taking different routes.
Mullaghanattin Mountain horseshoe loop walk is a moderate to strenuous 4 to 6 hour (12 km) walking route on the Mullaghanattin ridge from the Blackwater River and around a coom known as the Pocket to the summit of Mullaghanattin (773m) with great scenery in all directions. If you are looking for a typical horseshoe hillwalk, Mullaghanattin is the one to do. With its 1000m of ascent, and 13km length, the walk is moderately demanding. This perfect loop walk begins to the north of Blackwater Bridge on the Ring of Kerry in the south west of Ireland.
There is also an option of doing half the horseshoe by going straight up on to Mullaghanattin. From the summit you get a unique panorama of Dingle peninsula to the north, Beara peninsula to the south and the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Carrauntoohil to north east at 1039m height.
Mullaghanattin 773 m (2,536 ft) – (Irish: Mullach an Aitinn, meaning “summit of the gorse”) is a summit of the Dunkerron Mountains, part of the Mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.
The mountain lies southwest of Stumpa Dúloigh, the highest mountain of the Dunkerron range. With an elevation is 773 metres it is the 58th highest summit in Ireland.
Access to the summit
Mullaghanattin summit can be accessed from Tooreennahone parking, then walking through gentle slopes which become very steep only for the last km.