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Ballinknockane to Gallarus Cross

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Lots of gorgeous coastal walking today with fantastic views and a convenient visit to the Gallarus Oratory.
moderate
Distance 16.4 km
4:30 h
47 m
103 m
70 m
0 m

After a scenic transfer to Ballinknockane (30 minutes) on the northern part of the peninsular you begin today’s walk. There is lots of gorgeous coastal walking today and you will really feel inspired by these pristine landscapes.

Say hello to a friendly local and visit the Gallarus Oratory and its Visitors Center en route. One of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula and situated close to Gallarus Castle, the oratory is completely made of stone and it resembles an upturned boat. It was built between the 7th and 8th centuries and is the best preserved early Christian church in Ireland. According to local legend, if a person climbs out of the oratory via the window, their soul will be cleansed. This is, however, physically impossible, because the window is approximately 7 inches in length and 5 inches in width!

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Sally Thompson
Update: March 05, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
70 m
Lowest point
0 m
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Track types

Asphalt 4.31%Forested/wild trail 14.31%Path 26.76%Road 17.07%Unknown 37.54%
Asphalt
0.7 km
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2.3 km
Path
4.4 km
Road
2.8 km
Unknown
6.2 km
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Start

Ballinknockane (Transfer will drop you off here) (68 m)
Coordinates:
OSI Grid
Q 43116 12248
DD
52.240063, -10.297448
DMS
52°14'24.2"N 10°17'50.8"W
UTM
29U 411408 5788532
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Destination

Gallarus Cross

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In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OSI Grid
Q 43116 12248
DD
52.240063, -10.297448
DMS
52°14'24.2"N 10°17'50.8"W
UTM
29U 411408 5788532
w3w 
///manageable.wangle.storing
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
47 m
Descent
103 m
Highest point
70 m
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