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Dingle to Dunquin

· 3 reviews · Hiking trail · Ireland
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  • Views to the Blasket Islands
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    Photo: Lisanne Cheizoo, Macs Adventure
Map / Dingle to Dunquin
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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
22.6 km
6:15 h
384 m
347 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
Updated: July 24, 2018

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
179 m
Lowest point
-2 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WISDW1

WISDW2

WISDW3

Start

Dingle (3 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
52.139020, -10.272346
UTM
29U 412925 5777264

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.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

5.0
(3)
Jonathan Seaver
April 07, 2019 · Community
Excellent coastal views
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Coming down to Dunmore Head
Photo: Jonathan Seaver, Community
View of the Blasket Islands
Photo: Jonathan Seaver, Community
Looking back towards Ventry
Photo: Jonathan Seaver, Community

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Reviews
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.6 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
384 m
Descent
347 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

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