The perfect walking guide to the wilderness and beauty of Kerry. Discover the landscape and wildlife of Ireland's most beautiful county with walking enthusiast and expert naturalist Kevin Corcoran. These twenty walks explore heathland and bog, Ireland's highest mountains, coastal peninsulas, beaches, islands, forests, rivers, lakes.
The walks: Lough Acoose, Bray Head, Lough Currane, Derrynane, Rossbeigh, Anascaul, Ballydavid, Great Blasket Island, Mount Eagle, The Magharees, Kenmare Uplands, Barraboy Ridge.
Killarney walks: Muckross, The Paps, Mangerton, Torc Mountain, Knockreer, Old Kenmare Road, Crohane, Tomies Wood.
KEVIN CORCORAN has an intimate knowledge and love of the Irish landscape. An environmental biologist, he has studied the West of Ireland both professionally and as a rambler, and lectures on Ecology and Environmental Studies. Operating a private nature reserve, he is tirelessly involved in the repair and creation of natural habitats, for both educational and preservation purposes.
Conscious of the constant degradation of the natural environment, he is a keen supporter of the Irish Wildlife Federation and their efforts to purchase and preserve diminishing habitats. An ardent advocate of sustainable living with the natural environment, he presently lives as an Eco-dweller and rejects all forms of mass consumerism. Much of his free time is spent hill walking, sketching, writing and recording the demise of our natural environment.
Kevin's books of walks are the result of extensive study of the areas and their natural habitats, flora and fauna, wildlife. As well as giving clear instructions and detailed maps, the books are beautifully illustrated by the author himself.
'Nothing short of superb ... deserves pride of place in the backpack of all those who enjoy the great outdoors''
'A must for any walking enthusiast's bookshelves'
'If you have a wandering pair of legs, don't neglect to pack a Corcoran'
'Liberally illustrated with maps, scenery and wildlife drawn by the author ... includes some fine walks ... clear and concise style ... the illustrations are well executed.'
'West Cork Walks, West of Ireland Walks and Kerry Walks all combine beautiful prose, genuinely captivating insights, and thoroughly reliable facts about the terrain and route of each walk ... O'Brien Press has shown ... laudable interest in walking, most
'Nothing short of superb'
'This is an attractive book which is just small enough to fit into an anorak pocket ... Corcoran clearly has a love of this area and an intimate knowledge of the terrain, both of which come across in his descriptions of routes.'
'Expert naturalist, Kevin Corcoran, includes beautiful illustrations of the flora and fauna that will catch your attention as you set out ... With over 20 walks included in the book there is something to suit everyone.'
'easy to read'
'intriguing and useful'
'immensely practical for walkers'
'excellent ... Straightforward'