Dingle Hillwalking Club

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Bearna na Gaoithe Loop

Bearna na Gaoithe Loop

  • Grade: C – Moderate
  • Length: 11 km
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Height gain: 650 m

Start PointBoherbrack,Lispole: O.S Map 70- Q 522023

We head NW along a rough track before crossing a field and onto the open slopes of Croaghskearda (Strikeen) mountain (608m).We have a gradual ascent along the ridge to the summit,before looping around in an Easterly direction to An Cnapán Mór (649m).

Continueing eastwards above the cliff face we descend to approx. 460m and pick up a sheeptrack which will bring us down a steep slope on the western side of Loch Bhearna na Gaoithe. We contour along the 300m line in fairly rough ground for up to an hour before making a beeline for the field and track that will bring us back to our start point.