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Killarney National Park Tomies Wood

Killarney, Ireland

Experience hosted by Cesar

4 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

An easy hike. Tomies Wood is the oldest oak forest in Ireland located inside Killarney National Park.

When we practice hiking, in a natural way we activate some elements of Mindfulness like:

Attention & concentration
Deep breathing
Feel your body in movement
Live the present moment
Active meditation
Listen to your heart rhythm....as we walk at a slow comfortable pace

This hike is a good opportunity to experience mindfulness elements during the activity. It’s tailored with this aim in mind.

The immediate outcome after the walk is balance in your body energy, your thoughts and feelings.

I will meet with my hiking group at Kate Kearney's Cottage, free car park with public toilets, in The Gap of Dunloe at 10:30.

After I have made sure they have the right hiking footwear & clothing for our walk, we have to drive 5 minutes to the start point at Tomies Wood free car park.

Itinerary:

Distance 8 km.
Total ascent 400 metres.
Duration 4 hours.

Walking together at a leisurely pace, I will make sure that everybody is comfortable and happy.

With stops to enjoy the scenery, to take pictures, to visit O’Sullivan’s Cascade & ancient dwelling places, to have some food & drink, etc.

The route is suitable for moderate fitness level, via a green road, some tracks into the forest, and the lower slopes of Tomies and Shehy mountains.

Great views of Killarney, Lough Leane, Ross Castle.
An easy hike. Tomies Wood is the oldest oak forest in Ireland located inside Killarney National Park.

When we practice hiking, in a natural way we activate some elements of Mindfulness like:

Attention & concentration
Deep breathing
Feel your body in movement
Live the present moment
Active meditation
Listen to your heart rhythm....as we walk at a slow comfortable pace

This hike is a good o…

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Mon, 12 Apr
$51 per person
$51 per person

Meet your host, Cesar

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 6 Reviews
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One of the main priorities of Killarney Mindful Hiking is to promote the enjoyment of walking, safely & responsibly, in the mountains of South West Ireland.

The host of this experience is Cesar Lopez, a Mountain-Hiking Guide based in Killarney. As an experienced professional, he will manage the itinerary & spectacular route of your walk very carefully.

Since moving to live in Ireland, he was touched by the beauty of this Country. During the last 8 years, Cesar has walked most of the mountains ranges, and extensively explored new walking routes of Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas.

Cesar is fully insured (Public Liability Insurance) He regularly leads walks in a voluntary capacity for a Hillwalking Club. Also, he organises hiking tours in Ireland & Spain, and hosts other hiking experiences in Killarney with Airbnb.
One of the main priorities of Killarney Mindful Hiking is to promote the enjoyment of walking, safely & responsibly, in the mountains of South West Ireland.

The host of this experience is Cesar Lopez, a Mountain-Hiking Guide based in Killarney. As an experienced professional, he will manage the itinerary & spectacular route of your walk very carefully.

Since moving to live in Ireland, he was touched by the beauty of this Country. During the last 8 years, Cesar has walked m…
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Where you'll be

The walking route will be to Tomies Wood and the lower slopes of Tomies and Shehy mountains in Killarney National Park. Great views of Killarney town, Lough Leane, and O’Sullivan’s Cascade.
Lisa
October 2020
Book this hike! Don’t miss this one! Cesar is such a kind & caring person who will tailor a hike to suit you, as an individual, perfectly. He loves what he does & has a knowledge of Killarney that goes beyond even what locals know of the area. I can’t recommend this hike enough. It’s in a unique & untouched part of Killarney with gorgeous flora & fauna, mountains & ancient oaks, rivers & streams, waterfalls & stunning views that will remain in your heart & mind. You will feel very relaxed on this hike in that you can just be yourself and enjoy nature. I brought some food and a thermos of tea & we stopped whenever I wanted to take pictures & eat. You can hike as fast as you want as well. Do book this hike! It’s not to be missed!
Book this hike! Don’t miss this one! Cesar is such a kind & caring person who will tailor a hike to suit you, as an individual, perfectly. He loves what he does & has a knowledge o…
Efren
November 2019
Cesar was awesome, the weather wasn’t the best so he adjusted the hiking trail to accommodate us. He took us to Black Valley that we for sure would have never found on are own. Best hike ever
Tom
October 2019
Great walk. Because it had rained, Cesar suggested a different trail. Otherwise, we would have had to navigate long stretches of tall, wet grass. But he let me make the decision. The alternate (Black Valley) was still spectacular. Cesar was also that I enjoyed myself, but did not push myself too much.
Great walk. Because it had rained, Cesar suggested a different trail. Otherwise, we would have had to navigate long stretches of tall, wet grass. But he let me make the decision…
Jan
May 2019
This was my first trip to Ireland and at home I like to hike. It was very nice to find this experience on Airbnb. I think it will appeal to outdoor lovers. Cesar was very helpful in answering all my questions before the hike and during it as well. He was very conscious of my abilities and never made me feel rushed. He seemed genuinely concerned that I had a great experience. It was easy to tell that leading a hike for him was not like work, but pleasure. Cesar even took several photos of me which I really appreciate as I will have a lasting memory of the hike. This hike was good value for the cost.
This was my first trip to Ireland and at home I like to hike. It was very nice to find this experience on Airbnb. I think it will appeal to outdoor lovers. Cesar was very helpfu…
Anne
August 2019
Highly recommendable, especially when you are interested in staying off the beaten tracks.
Peter
August 2019
Cesar is awonderful guide and is very enthusiastic

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking shoes or boots

Waterproof clothing