Cnoc na dTobar Pilgrim Passport
Overview. Cnoc na dTobar (Knocknadobar) was a sacred pilgrim site in prehistoric and medieval times. The Pilgrim Path from the traditional start point near St Furze’s holy well is marked by 14 Stations of the Cross leading to an imposing Celtic Cross on the summit plateau that acts as the pilgrim destination. Here, a majestic 360° vista radiates over the Skellig islands, West Cork, Carrauntoohill, the Blasket islands and the Dingle Peninsula.
Grade. Moderate, there and back trail that is clearly marked, starting gently and becoming more strenuous near the summit. Be equipped with sturdy walking boots/shoes, warm clothing, raingear, packed lunch and, perhaps, walking poles which are useful for descending.
Distance. 9 km
Time. 3.5 hours
Trailhead. Turn off the N70, Ring of Kerry road, to cross the bridge in Cahersiveen and take the first right and second left. Pass St Furze’s Well and park at a space for 2 cars just beyond. Otherwise use limited parking opportunities further on.
Highest Elevation. 690m
Passport Stamping Point: Banks Supermarket, New Market Street; Quirke’s Newsagents and the Old Barracks – all in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry.
Further information – Cnoc na dTobar