Dingle Way

The Dingle Way

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. 
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Hiking trail · Kerry
Tralee to Camp
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.5 km
Duration 5:08 h
Ascent 313 m
Descent 253 m

From Tralee the official start of the Dingle Way, you'll follow minor roads, canal paths, and cross open fields and moorland to travel further ...

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from Lisanne Cheizoo,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kerry
Camp to Annascaul
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 305 m
Descent 343 m

Walk across moorland and farmland, along minor roads and tracks. You'll cross from Tralee Bay in the north to the southern end of the Dingle ...

from Lisanne Cheizoo,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kerry
Annascaul to Dingle
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.6 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 443 m
Descent 468 m

From Annascaul walk west, along meandering country roads with views to the Iveragh Peninsula as you get closer to the heart of the Dingle Peninsula. 

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from Lisanne Cheizoo,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kerry
Dingle to Dunquin
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 22.5 km
Duration 6:15 h
Ascent 485 m
Descent 455 m

On this section venture towards Ventry for some beach walking, then continue onto the one of the wildest outposts along the Dingle Peninsula. 

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from Lisanne Cheizoo,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kerry
Dunquin to Ballydavid
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.1 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 238 m
Descent 262 m

Today the path leads you along beaches, cliff-tops and some minor roads with the excellent views along the Dingle Peninsula.  

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from Lisanne Cheizoo,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kerry
Ballydavid to Cloghane
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 25.7 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 879 m
Descent 875 m

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 ...

from Lisanne Cheizoo,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kerry
Cloghane to Castlegregory
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 26.9 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 41 m
Descent 52 m

This, the longest walk of the Dingle Way, is somewhat of a reward after a strenuous previous section. Enjoy walking along Ireland's longest beach ...

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kerry
Castlegregory to Camp
Top Difficulty easy
Distance 10.5 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 76 m
Descent 10 m

The last link in the circular Dingle Way route, the section between Castlegregory and Camp is short and relatively straightforward. 

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure Ltd