On the far reaches of the Dingle Peninsula, this strenuous section takes you from mountain top and down to the bay before walking to the village of Cloghane.
This is one of the most remote and dramatic sections of the whole walk, and the most challenging as you reach the highest point. The trail offers a combination of history and breath-taking views.
You will cross the shoulder of Mount Brandon, one of Ireland’s highest mountains and pass by groups of standing stones. You cross blanket bogs where the turf is still harvested in the traditional way before ending up in the quiet village of Cloghane.
NOTE: The start of this section from Feohanagh leads to a field that can be very boggy after rainfall. For an alternate tarmac route, follow the R549 futher along before turning left to follow the road that rejoins the official path (see pages 50 and 51 in your Rucksack Reader for specific instructions.)
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Please note that depending on the accommodation that we have secured for your holiday, you will be walking from either Ballydavid or Feohanagh to Cloghane on this day. The distance from Ballydavid is 31km (19mi) and the distance from Feohanagh is 26km (16mi). Due to accommodation limitations along this route we are using both locations, keep this in mind as it may slightly increase or decrease the total mileage of this day and the next.