Dingle Hillwalking Club

Hillwalkers above Macha na Bó

Baile Dubh to Macha na Bó Loop

  • Grade: B – Moderate
  • Length: 12 km
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Height gain: 450 m

Start PointBallyduff Graveyard @O.S Map 70-Q541101

From here, our route is generally south for 3kms on a once busy tarred road used by locals for turf cutting, but now just an unpaved track. At Gob an Iolair, we will have climbed 400 metres. The next 1½ kms, there are three streams to cross until the track linking Macha na Bó and Annascaul is met. Initially following this track NNE, we descend into Macha na Bó and hike 3 km NNE along the valley floor. To reach our cars, we walk the final 6 mins on tarred road.