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Ballydavid to Cloghane

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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 Cloghane. 

difficult
25.7 km
7:30 h
879 m
875 m

This is one of the most remote and dramatic sections of the whole walk, and the most challenging as you reach the highest point. The trail offers a combination of history and breath-taking views.

You will cross the shoulder of Mount Brandon, one of Ireland’s highest mountains and pass by groups of standing stones. You cross blanket bogs where the turf is still harvested in the traditional way before ending up in the quiet village of Cloghane.

NOTE: The start of this section from Feohanagh leads to a field that can be very boggy after rainfall. For an alternate tarmac route, follow the R549 futher along before turning left to follow the road that rejoins the official path (see pages 50 and 51 in your Rucksack Reader for specific instructions.)

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Author
Lisanne Cheizoo
Updated: March 01, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
654 m
Lowest point
1 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WISDW1

WISDW2

WISDW3

Start

Feothanagh (south of Ballydavid) (6 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
52.216506, -10.351846
UTM
29U 407645 5785980

Destination

Cloghane

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

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
25.7 km
Duration
7:30h
Ascent
879 m
Descent
875 m
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