Dingle Hillwalking Club

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Annascaul Lake / Coumduff Circuit

Circuit of Drung Hill, Glenbeigh

  • Grade: B
  • Length: 15 km
  • Duration:  4.5-5 hours
  • Height gain:  843 m

Start Point: Grid ref.: V631 890

Please meet opposite The Glenbeigh Hotel (Eircode: V93 WT44) at 10.30am before progressing to Mountain Stage and the start of the walk.

Initially the walk will follow the Kerry Way for 15 minutes before breaking off north to climb onto the northern shoulder of Drung. From here it’s a good steady ascent to reach Drung Mountain at 640m with its stunning 360 degree views. Its neighbouring peak of Beenmore (660m) is easily reached from here. There follows a good descent to a coll, before the final climb to Been Hill (651m) with dramatic views of Coomnacronia Lake.

From Been Hill the walk descends NW to reach the Kerry Way which we then follow north to reach our starting point.

This part of the Kerry Way is definitely one of its finest stages and well worth a look!