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Self Guided Walk on the Dingle Way in Ireland

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Cost: €675per person sharing
Single supplement: €265

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There is a 3% booking fee
Select number of days when booking

Included in costs:

  • Guest Houses or B+B's with breakfasts
  • Detailed maps, Dingle Way rucksack book and Water Proof Map Cover
  • Luggage Transfer each day. So you only carry a small pack while walking.
  • 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.
  • Extra accommodation before or after this trip can be arranged for you.

You can also choose from our 8 day or 10 day walks on the Dingle Way.

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Itinerary

Day 1; Arrive Tralee

Day 2; 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.

Day 3; 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.

Day 4; 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)  

Day 5; Rest day Dingle

Day 6; 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, IrelandDay 7; 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.
 

Day 8; 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.

Day 9; Depart Cloghane


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.


Self Guided Walk on the Dingle Way in Ireland

the dingle way map

Cost: €675per person sharing
Single supplement: €265

booknow
There is a 3% booking fee
Select number of days when booking

Included in costs:

  • Guest Houses or B+B's with breakfasts
  • Detailed maps, Dingle Way rucksack book and Water Proof Map Cover
  • Luggage Transfer each day. So you only carry a small pack while walking.
  • 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.
  • Extra accommodation before or after this trip can be arranged for you.

You can also choose from our 8 day or 10 day walks on the Dingle Way.

Enquire about this walk

 

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