Backpacker Walker Tour


Boat departs Ross Castle (Reen Pier at 11am, red boats)

Please allow 2.5 to 3 hours to hike through the Gap. It is 7 miles (12km) in length, the terrain is hilly, highest elevation is 840ft. Please wear comfortable footwear and bring a rain jacket and/or sunblock, you will need one or the other or both!

For those wishing to do the tour in reverse, Boat departs Lord Brandon's Cottage at 2pm.

Please note, due to current low water levels on the lakes, passengers must disembark at Dinis Cottage and navigate a path on foot of approximately 400 yards/365m across Rustic bridge and meet the boat on the other side in order to allow the boat to pass through the shallow water. Unfortunately due to these exceptional circumstances on the lake the trip may not be suitable at the moment for any person that may experience mobility issues or walking difficulties as there is no way to avoid the walking portion. We apologise for this, however it is beyond our control due to the lack of rain we have been experiencing.

Booking information

Please note, we require 24 hour advance notice of any cancellation in order for passengers to receive a full refund.