About

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Walk with Cesar

He observes, approaches and explores the mountains from every angle, and will advise about the most suitable route. Cesar is happiest when he is at one with nature and thrives on the mindfulness he enjoys on every of his walks and hikes. Many fellow hikers comment on how they too, find walking with Cesar a truly mindful experience.


He's an experienced guide, fully insured (Public Liability Insurance) and able to navigate on the mountains safely under any weather conditions. 

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Since moving to live in Ireland from his native Spain, he was touched by  the beauty of Ireland, especially the South West. During the last 6 years Cesar has walked most of the mountains ranges in Ireland and extensively explored Killarney National Park (including Purple Mountain) the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks from the Gap of Dunloe to Lough Acoose, Mangerton and other Mountains of Dingle, Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas.


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.

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.

https://killarney.ie/

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 mountain 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

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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 on activity and environment
  • 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

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

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 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 with ankle support
  • 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 conditions

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  • Hiking boots or Hiking shoes
  • Base layer top
  • Thermal fleece jacket
  • Polyester trousers
  • Hat and gloves
  • Small rucksack