Bridia Circuit

* Freedom to discover

Walking

BRIDIA CIRCUIT

This short route is well sign-posted and takes in a portion of the Kerry Way in the shadow of Broaghnabinnia. You will have to find parking by the roadside without obstructing traffic or blocking any gates.

At the very end of the Bridia Valley where the road ends, cross a stile and follow the path around farmland at the foot of the mountain. You are walking at the foot of two mountain ranges, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the Dunkerron. The source of the River Caragh springs from Broaghnabinnia, flowing into Caragh Lake and eventually into Castlemaine Harbour via the Lower Caragh. Instead of following the Kerry Way up to the mountain pass, loop back to the road.

The Bridia Valley is one of the most remote places in Ireland, home to only a few scattered farms and a collection of ruins from various centuries. You won’t have phone reception, so bring a map.

THE WALK

Day 1 Training
Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo.
Day 2 Rafting Whitewater
Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo.
Day 3 Rafting The Chilko
Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo.
Mountain ranges

This walk is at the foot of a saddle between Caher and Broaghnabinnia, meaning you are between two mountain ranges, MacGillycuddys Reeks and the Dunkerron.

Mountain passes

The valley is connected to two other remote valleys via dramatic mountain passes. One is the Black Valley. The other is Derrynafeana.

Remote cafe

The Bridia Valley is one of the most remote places in Ireland, but there is a cafe in the valley, which is a nice surprise for tired hikers.

Bronze age settlement

There is evidence for human habitation in this area going back to the Bronze Age, including standing stones on the pass between the Bridia and Black Valleys.

Bridia Circuit

Reeks District

FAQ

From Killorglin, take the Annadale Road for 7 km before turning right. At Ballaghbeama Gap, turn left. Turn left again onto the road signposted as Bridia Valley. You will need to find parking on the side of the road that doesn’t obstruct traffic or block gates.

Good walking shoes and water.

OSI Discovery Series 78.

Park on the roadside without obstructing traffic or blocking any gates.

RELATED TOURS

Escape to the Heart of the Kingdom, home to Ireland’s highest mountains, darkest skies and cleanest air

$45

/person
25% Off

Suspension Bridge

Quisque cursus finibus lectus, at dignissim mi congue ac.

$65

/person
$10 Discount

Cliffwalk Thrill

Duis rhoncus mauris eu nunc dignissim, sed maximus.

$85

/person
Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Treetop Adventure

Mauris semper mi est, ut tempus est dapibus nec.

FOOD & DRINK NEARBY

Escape to the Heart of the Kingdom, home to Ireland’s highest mountains, darkest skies and cleanest air

bianconi

Italian
food

bianconi

italian
food
VIEW

KILKENY

Burger
resto

BEALTAINE

Burger
resto
VIEW

RED FOX

Irish
food

LUGHANSA

Irish
food
VIEW

LITTLE ITALY

Italian
food

SAMHAIN

Italian
food
VIEW

#ReeksDistrict

We love seeing what you get up to. Share your #ReeksDistrict photos and tag @reeksdistrict to be featured