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Cloghane to Castlegregory

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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 for a large part of your journey into Castlegregory. 

 

moderate
Distance 26.9 km
6:30 h
41 m
52 m

Impressive glacial valley views stretch ahead as you stride out of Cloghane. Although the longest stage, you can look forward to extended flat beach walking along the shores of Brandon and Tralee Bays, an absolute joy! The Dingle Way spans the length of Ireland’s longest beach, Fermoyle Strand, a seemingly endless string of thundering waves crashing onto a fantastic 11km of golden sand and dunes.

Reaching the head of the strand, the trail curves around Scraggane Bay to the north before returning down the eastern side of the loop and along the road to Castlegregory.

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Callum Broad
Update: July 24, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
42 m
Lowest point
-1 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineries:

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Start

Cloghane (10 m)
Coordinates:
DD
52.234066, -10.182693
DMS
52°14'02.6"N 10°10'57.7"W
UTM
29U 419233 5787731
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Destination

Castlegregory

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.

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
52.234066, -10.182693
DMS
52°14'02.6"N 10°10'57.7"W
UTM
29U 419233 5787731
w3w 
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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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Elizabeth McGraw
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
26.9 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
41 m
Descent
52 m
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