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ABOUT

Walk with Cesar

Cnoc na Peiste ridge The Big Gun Cruach Mhor The MacGillycuddy's Reeks

He's an experienced guide, fully insured (Public Liability Insurance) and able to navigate on the mountains safely under any weather conditions. He observes, approaches and explores the mountains from every angle, and will advise about the most suitable route.


Many years ago, he was touched by the beauty of Ireland, especially the South West. During the last 7 years, Cesar has extensively explored Killarney National Park, Mangerton, Purple Mountain, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Dingle, Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas, and walked most of the mountains ranges of Ireland.


He's a member of Mountaineering Ireland and Bishopstown Hillwalking Club (BHC). Cesar regularly leads walks in a voluntary capacity for the Club, and has organised and coordinated walking holidays for BHC members in his homeland - the Alicante Mountains, Spain.


Cesar is happiest when he is one with nature and thrives on the mindfulness aspect he enjoys on each walk and hike. Many fellow hikers comment on how they find walking with Cesar a truly mindful experience.


Contact Cesar on 087 611 7848      E-mail: killarneymindfulhiking@gmail.com

MINDFUL HIKING

Killarney

St Mary's Cathedral from Killarney National Park with The Mangerton Mountain in the background

"In beauty may you walk"  

Killarney town is surrounded by Killarney National Park and a series of mountain ranges which combine geometrical profiles, dramatic contrasts and beautiful colours.


After a walk, you can enjoy its peaceful and friendly atmosphere, and the kindness and hospitality of the local people.

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Ladies View "Wild Nature"

The Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View
Upper Lake Eagle's Nest and Torc Mountains

Water running from streams, rivers, waterfalls and lakes along to The Wild Atlantic Ocean; woodlands with native and ancient trees covered in moss; wild flowers, ferns, heather and bracken; deer, wild goats, white-tailed eagles, foxes; remains of dwellings built by earlier inhabitants thousands of years ago will cause you to pause.


Walking in this scenery will enhance the positive side of your personality and you will be filled with a sense of well-being. 

Spectacular scenery

Shehy Mountain in Killarney National Park with Lough Leane and Killarney town on the background

The journey through The Gap of Dunloe showcases the grey and purple majesty of Purple Mountain and the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, which contrasts with Mangerton Plateau and the dramatic mountain passes around Horses Glen.


There is the vibrant magic and prevalent green of summer in the valleys and woodlands of Killarney National Park, which transforms into a rich tapestry of differing shades of golden browns as summer turns to autumn over the mountains of Co. Kerry.

Exercise and Health

Guided Hike in County Kerry Seefin mountain Glenbeigh

Hill - Mindful - Walking will improve fitness, stamina, and the performance of the heart and lungs; it will help to cope with stress, and lower blood pressure. It is an effective way to strengthen the immune system and to manage moods, depression and anxiety. It also helps to sleep better and control body weight. 


After a walk, you might feel a little bit tired, but have the impression that time passed quickly and have a feeling of happiness and well-being. Those are the signs that you enjoyed thoroughly the walk.  

Mindful Walking

Hiking Ireland with Killarney Mindful Hiking Shehy Mountain in Killarney National Park

When we practice hillwalking, in a natural way we activate some aspects of mindfulness, like:


Deep breathing

Concentration and attention

Active meditation

Live in the present moment

Feel your body in movement

Listen to your heart. Rate and rhythm....

as we walk at a comfortable pace.     

Hill Walking

Caherconree Fort walk in Dingle peninsula

KMH walks take place on varied terrain at different paces. Some sections of the routes will be over tough moorland areas and uneven broken ground, ascending hills and mountains over steep ground.


Often we do short stops to catch our breath; to admire the mountains, nature and wildlife; to take pictures; or have lunch break.


Do not forget the social aspect of walking in a group and the many benefits which it confers.

HILLWALKING TIPS

Leave no Trace

Carrauntoohil

 KMH adheres to Mountaineering Ireland access policy when hillwalking:

Respect the mountain environment.

Leave everything as you find it 

Take litter home with you

Regard for Landowners. 

Act in a considerate and responsible manner

Be friendly and sociable with other walkers 

Engage with rural communities and businesses in a polite manner

Gear all year round

View of Lough Leane Killarney Lakes from Shehy Mountain Killarney National Park

Hillwalking gear advisable for safety, comfort, and to cope with Irish weather. It will help to keep you dry, an important factor to enjoy a long walk when is raining:


Waterproof hiking boots 

Gaiters

Waterproof Jacket & over-trousers

Good warm socks, hat and gloves  

Base layer top and tights

Thermal fleece jacket

Polyester water-resistance trousers

Spare thermal mid layer, hat and gloves

Small rucksack with waterproof cover

Walking sticks

Gear for summer

Guided walk in Killarney National Park

Hiking boots or Hiking shoes

Base layer top

Thermal fleece jacket

Polyester trousers

Hat and gloves

Small rucksack