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Slea Head to Dingle Town

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After a private transfer close to Slea Head walk today's trail along the most scenic coastal trails with fantastic views and in addition to this pass some beehive huts, which date back to 6,000BC.
moderate
Distance 19.6 km
5:30 h
303 m
353 m
180 m
1 m

This morning after a hearty breakfast, a transfer (30 mins) brings you to Slea Head, where you begin today’s walk. Pass a collection of ‘beehive huts’ which date back to 6000BC. This is just one example of a  rich collection of ancient archaeological sites on the Dingle Peninsula. On your walks you will come across standing stones, pre-historic monuments and beehive huts which are dry-stone huts with a corbeled roof.

This section of the Dingle Way also has you walking on one of the most beautiful sections of coastline along the glorious golden sands of Ventry. With uninterrupted Atlantic views you will find peace of mind here.

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

Dirt road 14.37%Forested/wild trail 32.19%Path 6.16%Unknown 47.26%
Dirt road
2.8 km
Forested/wild trail
6.3 km
Path
1.2 km
Unknown
9.3 km
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Start

Slea Head (drop off in car park) (51 m)
Coordinates:
OSI Grid
V 31828 97581
DD
52.105042, -10.455273
DMS
52°06'18.2"N 10°27'19.0"W
UTM
29U 400331 5773720
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Destination

Dingle Town

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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.

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Coordinates

OSI Grid
V 31828 97581
DD
52.105042, -10.455273
DMS
52°06'18.2"N 10°27'19.0"W
UTM
29U 400331 5773720
w3w 
///addiction.cracks.timer
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.6 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
303 m
Descent
353 m
Highest point
180 m
Lowest point
1 m
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