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Choose your self guided walking holiday options on The Dingle Way;

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The Dingle Way sits in the far South west of Ireland on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. It is a 179Km Trail that takes in the whole peninsula in a loop from Tralee and back.the dingle way map

We will organise every aspect of your adventure travel, we even move your bags each day to your next accommodation. This is backpacking without the backache.

The trail is a real delight for all the senses from high passes, old boreen tracks to wonderful sandy beaches with waves crashing in from the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle itself the main town on this small peninsula is one of my favourite town’s in Ireland. A small fishing village that is alive with Irish music from many of it’s great pubs, Great restaurants and wonderful atmosphere. Dingle is also in a Gaeltacht area (Irish Speaking Location) and full of Irish Culture, music and dance. I have suggested a day to stop in Dingle, because I’m sure you may find it difficult to leave.

The trail takes you from one great location to the next over looking the Irish coast line towards the Blasket and The Atlantic Ocean. A mix of wonderful country lane walks, open moorland trails, cliff top tracks and some of Ireland's longest and most beautiful stretch of beaches.

You are always just a few hours from one town to the next along this trail so food and drink can be bought along the way. Bringing just a small packed lunch and water to get you along your way.

The Peninsula is stepped in history from some of the earliest settlers in Ireland with their incredible passage tombs, dolmens and circle stones. The Celts and the early Christians… Standing stones, ogham stones and beehive huts.


The Dingle Way Trail:
Tralee – Camp: 17.5Km (11miles) Starting at the Ashe Memorial Hall.
Terrain: Road side and canal side paths, minor roads, open mountain, moorland path and boreen (small laneways).
Summary: Easy walking from Tralee to beyond Blennerville, then a long lower scenic transverse on the slopes of Slieve Mish with excellent views across Tralee and Brandon Mountain.

Camp – Annascaul: 17Km (11miles) - 270m Ascent
Terrain: Old disused Road across moorland and through smaller conifer plantation; short road walk, the boreens and minor roads through farmland and 3Km road walk to Annascaul.
Summary: Low pass to the south side of the peninsula with superb views of Inch Strand, (A great place for a swim and enjoy the views), Castlemaine Harbour and the surrounding mountains.
Interests: Annascaul is the home town of the great Irish Explorer Tom Creen who travelled with Shackleton to the South Pole. (Unsung Hero is a great book to read of his exploits) The South Pole is a wonderful pub in Annascaul where you can enjoy a drink and see some of the artefacts from his travels.

Annascaul – Dingle 19Km (12miles) – 340m Ascent
Terrain: Minor roads through some farmland to Lispole; farm boreens and field paths across hillsides; vehicle tracks and roads to Dingle.
Summary: Quite country roads lead to a picturesque cove and Castle ruin; more scenic quite roads inland to Lispole  then north towards the mountains and excellent wide views. Final descent into Dingle,
Interests: Dingle is a beautiful small fishing port town, full of restaurants, craft shops, cafes and of course pubs which have live Irish music in most of them each evening.
I recommend a days rest here to take in the sights and take a tour to the Blasket Islands, visit Fungi (famous friendly Dolphin who has been in this harbour for over 20 years)  

Dingle – Dunquin 20Km (12miles) – 370m Ascent
Terrain: Small roads to Ventry, then beach walking; vehicle tracks and boreens across shoulder of Mt Eagle; main road past Slea head and minor roads into Dunquin.
Summary: From tranquil Ventry, a fine beach walk leads up to a varied traverse of the shoulder of Mt Eagle. Here you have some of the most spectacular views across Slea Head and the Atlantic towards the Blasket Islands.
Interests: You can visit the Blasket Island Centre (These Islands are famous for their Gaelic speaking writers) You are now in the traditional Irish Speaking region of this Peninsula know as a “Gaeltacht” region.

The Dingle Way, Ireland

 

Dunquin – Ballydavid 22Km (13 miles) – minimal Ascent
Terrain: Minor roads and boreens lead to a coastal path, then minor roads to fine beaches, cliff top path and more minor roads.
Summary: an outstanding scenic day with superb cliff-top stretches with long beach walks and a rugged coastline. Louis Mulcahy pottery craft centre is well worth a visit and you can watch the professionals throwers and even have a go yourself.
 

Ballydavid – Cloghane: 27Km (14miles) – 780m Ascent.
Terrain: Minor roads, moorland, hillside trails boggy in places, minor roads and finally a field path to Cloghane.
Summary: This is the most dramatic and challenging day, crossing the shoulder of Mt Brandon, descending to Brandon Bay and easier going to the village of Cloghane.
Interests: Mount Brandon is a sacred mountain named after the famous explorer Saint Brandon, there is a pilgrimage up this mountain every year.

Cloghane – Castlegregory: 29Km (18 miles) minor Ascent.
Terrain:  Quiet country roads, extended beach walks along the shores of Cloghane and Tralee bay, quiet roads into Castle Gregory.
Summary: A long but not hard walk, mainly along Ireland’s longest beach, with fine seascapes including the Maherees.
Interests: If you would like to try some horse riding along a wonderful sandy beach then this is the perfect location. There are mainly local stables to facilitate this for you.

Casrlegregory – Camp / Tralee (Camp 11Km) Tralee 29Km (18miles) Ascent 300m
Terrain: Quiet Roads, Beach walking, boreens, rough moorland track and canal walk back into Tralee.
Summary: After a long beach walk, the way winds inland via Camp to cross the lower slopes of Slieve Mish, down to Blennerville and back to Tralee.

8 Day – Dingle Way
Day 1: Arrive in Camp
Day 2: Camp - Annascaul 17Km
Day 3: Annascaul – Dingle 19Km
Day 4: Rest day in Dingle – Great town to relax in.
Day 5: Dingle to Dunquin 20Km
Day 6: Dunquin – Ballydavid 22Km
Day 7: Ballydavid – Cloughane 27Km
Day 8: Transfer to Camp / Tralee

Cost: €585per person sharing
Single supplement: + €235

 

9 Day – Dingle Way
Day 1: Arrive in TraleeBlue cottage Ireland
Day 2: Tralee– Camp 17.5Km
Day 3: Camp - Annascaul 17Km
Day 4: Annascaul – Dingle 19Km
Day 5: Rest day in Dingle – Great town to relax in.
Day 6: Dingle to Dunquin 20Km
Day 7: Dunquin – Ballydavid 22Km
Day 8: Ballydavid – Cloughane 27Km
Day 9: Transfer to Camp / Tralee

Cost: €658per person sharing
Single supplement: + €264

 

10 Day – Dingle Way
Day 1: Arrive in Tralee – Receive Information Pack
Day 2: Tralee– Camp 22Km
Day 3: Camp - Annascaul 17Km
Day 4: Annascaul – Dingle 19Km
Day 5: Rest day in Dingle – Great town to relax in.
Day 6: Dingle to Dunquin 20Km
Day 7: Dunquin – Ballydavid 22Km
Day 8: Ballydavid – Cloughane 27Km
Day 9: Cloughane to Castlegregory: 29K
Day 10: Castlegregory - Camp / Tralee 11KM or 29Km (Walk or Transfer)

Cost: €689per person sharing
Single supplement: + €297

Average Persons Walking speed is approx 4Km ph so most walks are approx 4 -5hrs per day at a pleasant pace.

N.B. Get advice locally on weather conditions for the day before setting out as Irish weather can be so changable as they say in Ireland "If you don't like the weather just wait five minutes" . If bad weather is advised on the day that you walking the shoulder of Brandon, maybe get alternative transport to get you around it, this can be arranged at your guest house.

 

Included in costs:

  • Friendly and family run guest Houses and B+Bs (Irish Tourism Board Approved)
  • Detailed maps,  Dingle Way rucksack book and Water Proof Map Cover (These are all posted to you brfore you even leave home)
  • Luggage Transfer each day.
  • Phone support along the way.(Accommodations and pickup numbers)
  • All Information on public transport required will be given.
  • Information on what to see and do in places visited.
  • Information on places to eat and drink.

Optional Extras:

  • Pickup can be arranged from Shannon / Kerry Airport for start of walk.
  • Acoomodation in Dublin before or after your tour.
  • Extra accommodation before or after this trip can be arranged for you.
  • Trip to the Blasket Islands
  • Eco Day Tour.

Longer or shorter Itineraries can be arranged.

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