A few kilometres on the Dingle side of Castlemaine is the village of Boolteens, and it is known for it’s Keel ‘Uphill Downhill’ looped walk is a popular route for locals and visitors alike. The Starting point of the looped walk is at the carpark, opposite Church, in the Village of Boolteens.
The trail is well signposted and can be walked either directions. At times, it is possible to encounter some of the wonderful wildlife that inhabit this countryside. Such as otters, natterjack toads, curlew, sea bass, sea trout and salmon as well as sheep, foxes, hares and wild goats on this walk. The Keel ‘Uphill Downhill’ looped walk brings you through fields, along river banks and a mountain path with some old bóithríns, quiet roads and a short section on the R56, passing an old thatched cottage and close to an interesting old graveyard.
There are great views north to the Slieve Mish Mountains and south over Castlemaine Harbour and towards Carrauntoohil (Ireland's highest mountain). The trail ambles gently alongside the riverbank pathway and back to a road, which brings you back to the village.