National Geographic Traveller describes south west Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula as “the most beautiful place on earth”. The Dingle Way’s 180 km takes walkers through arguably the most impressive and richest archaeological heritage of all the Emerald Isle’s national trails.
The official start of the Way is in Tralee, gateway to the Dingle Peninsula. Soon you’ll be striding out across wild moorland cloaked in heather and abundant in wild flowers. Hike past small villages and along coastal routes with outstanding golden beaches. Highlights include a stay in the charming town of Dingle and the village of Dunquin, which overlooks the Blasket Islands. See ruined castles and forts, clochans or ‘beehive huts’ that date back to 6000BC and a host of ancient standing stones.