These three peninsulas dominate the spectacular landscape of southwest Ireland. Their rugged peaks, dramatic ridges, captivating valleys, glittering lakes, and stunning Atlantic coastline form a treasure trove of walking options. This guide describes exhilarating walks on each peninsula, accompanied by the author's photographs and specially drawn maps.
Adrian Hendroff, a qualified Mountain Leader, is a photographer and writer on Ireland's mountains. He has explored the mountains of Ireland since 1999, and is one of the few to have ascended all 268 of its summits over 600 m. His articles have featured in The Irish Times Go supplement and magazines such as TGO and Irish Mountain Log. He has also walked in the mountain ranges of Scotland, Wales, England, Romania, Iceland, and the Alps and the Dolomites, but he thinks of the Irish mountains as home. His previous book From High Places: A Journey Through Ireland's Great Mountains was published in 2010