Dingle Hillwalking Club

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Coumanare Lakes Loop

Coumanare Lakes Loop

  • Grade: C – Moderate + D v. difficult (extension)
  • Length: 11 km
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Height gain: 500 m
  • Extension option: Return via Sliabh Mhacha Ré NE Ridge

Start Point: Connor Pass Carpark @O.S.Map 70 -Q491056

From the Connor Pass we follow the track across the road in an easterly direction before breaking off towards the “lowpoint” of 568m and on to An Cnapán Mór (The Big Lump!) (648m), locally known as Goulin Hill. Keeping the picturesque Coumanare lakes to our left we descend to approx. 340m before crossing the river that flows from Loch Dubh down into Loch an Dúin. Veering westwards we face a steep climb of approximately 200m that will bring us up over Pedlar’s Lake and a short downhill stroll back to the cars.

Shliabh Mhacha Ré route: steep ascent on narrow rocky ridge involving some scrambling and requiring a good head for heights.