The Dingle Way

The Dingle Way - 8 Days & 7 Nights

Walk the Dingle Way, once described by National Geographic as “the most beautiful place on earth.” It is one of Ireland's most scenic walking trails winding through an area that is rich in archaeological history, culture, and world-class hospitality. Reach the top of Mount Brandon, the highest point on the Dingle Peninsula, and discover panoramic views of the rocky coastline. Listen to local musicians in one of the cosy pubs of Dingle town while sampling a refreshing pint of Guinness. Take in some of the finest coastal walking between Ventry and Slea Head, a true highlight of this trip. This is a landscape that has inspired major film directors to visit and capture it. 

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Tralee to Camp
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.8 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 334 m
Descent 274 m

Today you begin to flirt with the mountains of the Dingle Peninsula, a relationship that will develop over the coming week. Approach them from ...

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Camp to Annascaul
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 305 m
Descent 345 m

Climb up and away from the north coast, across the isolated mountains of the interior, and then drop back down to the south coast.

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Annascaul to Dingle
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23.1 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 339 m
Descent 367 m

Today’s route continues west from Annascaul to Dingle and seems to be unhurried as it flits from the coast to the mountains and back again, ...

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Dingle to Dunquin
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 23.4 km
Duration 6:33 h
Ascent 413 m
Descent 390 m

Your journey west continues into some of the wilder and more spectacular reaches of the Dingle Peninsula. Dip your toes in the sheltered waters of ...

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Dunquin to Ballydavid/Feohanagh
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 19.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 106 m
Descent 125 m

After leaving Dunquin you’ll drop into a vast, flat plain which makes for easy walking. Enjoy spectacular scenery as mountains encircle you and ...

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Hiking route · Southwest Ireland
Ballydavid/Feohanagh to Cloghane
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 26.3 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 807 m
Descent 803 m

Climbing over the shoulder of Mount Brandon dominates today’s walk. It’s a steep climb that’s sure to test Dingle Way-wearied legs, but a sense of ...

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