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Dingle to Dunquin

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    Photo: Lisanne Cheizoo, Macs Adventure
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On this section venture towards Ventry for some beach walking, then continue onto the one of the wildest outposts along the Dingle Peninsula. 
difficult
Distance 22.5 km
6:15 h
485 m
455 m
176 m
1 m

From Dingle you head further west bringing you through low-lying farmland to the  glorious golden sands of Ventry Harbour. After dipping your wearied feet in the turquoise sea head onto the medieval roads of Slea Head. With views over the Atlantic, you may spot the mystical Blasket Islands offshore. Whilst on the mainland you will see remnants of 2,500 year-old historic forts and clochains—stone beehive huts.

Climb up to the shoulder of Mount Eagle. Picture-postcard Dunquin with its pier comes into sight where you will find the nearby Heritage Centre, telling the story of the Blasket Islands. You may wish to consider adding an extra night in Dunquin so you can take the ferry (weather-permitting) to visit Great Blasket for yourself.

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Author
Lisanne Cheizoo
Update: July 24, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
176 m
Lowest point
1 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WISDW1

WISDW2

WISDW3

Start

Dingle (3 m)
Coordinates:
DD
52.139020, -10.272346
DMS
52°08'20.5"N 10°16'20.4"W
UTM
29U 412925 5777264
w3w 
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Destination

Dunquin

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
52.139020, -10.272346
DMS
52°08'20.5"N 10°16'20.4"W
UTM
29U 412925 5777264
w3w 
///dwelled.pushy.epic
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
(3)
Abra Silver
May 10, 2019 · Community
Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:11 PM
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Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:12 PM
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Jonathan Seaver
April 07, 2019 · Community
Excellent coastal views
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Coming down to Dunmore Head
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View of the Blasket Islands
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Looking back towards Ventry
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Arline Faller
May 29, 2018 · Community
Dienstag, 29. Mai 2018, 19:43 Uhr
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Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:11 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:12 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:12 PM
Coming down to Dunmore Head
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.5 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
485 m
Descent
455 m
Highest point
176 m
Lowest point
1 m
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