DINGLE WAY

7 night independent tour   The Dingle peninsula is a narrow mountainous finger of land reaching to Europe’s most westerly point. At the western end stands one of Ireland’s finest mountains, Mount Brandon. This forms the focus for several days’ walking as you follow old roads and effusive fuchsia lined lanes around the peninsula before […]

7 night independent tour

 

The Dingle peninsula is a narrow mountainous finger of land reaching to Europe’s most westerly point. At the western end stands one of Ireland’s finest mountains, Mount Brandon. This forms the focus for several days’ walking as you follow old roads and effusive fuchsia lined lanes around the peninsula before climbing over the shoulder of this noble peak.

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Camp for the start of the holiday

 Taxi transfers available on request from Killarney, Kerry Airport or CorkAirport. Accommodation – B&B just outside the village of Camp

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Day 2

Camp to Anascaul

Leave Camp on a minor road and across the slopes of Corrin Mountain. Walk above the village of Inch with its wonderful sandspit reaching 7 km out into Dingle Bay. Climb up through the Maum gap and past a large standing stone then down to the village of Anascaul. (18 km, 450 m ascent) Accommodation – Pub B&B in the centre of Anascaul

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Day 3

Anascaul to Dingle

Minor roads are followed from Anascaul down to the bouldery Kilmurry Bay with the remains of Minard Castle standing above. Old tracks and lanes are followed to Lispole before the route picks a way through farms under the mountains before descending the old Conor Pass route into Dingle town. (21 km, 430 m ascent) Accommodation – 3 star guesthouse in Dingle

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Day 4

Dingle to Dunquin

Walk along tracks and minor roads to Ventry then across the Ventry strand to follow tracks up to the lower slopes of Mount Eagle. A fine walk above the small farms and ancient old stone clochans leads around Slea Head with fine views out to the evocative Blasket Islands. (21 km, 320 m ascent) Accommodation – B&B outside Dunquin

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Day 5

Dunquin to Ballydavid

Follow tracks and lanes past Clogher Head and beneath the Three Sisters cliffs. A detour to the tops of the cliffs is very rewarding. The route then walks around the strand of Smerwick Harbour to Ballydavid. A short detour inland would allow a visit to Gallarus Oratory, one of Ireland’s most famous early churches. (19 km, 140 m ascent)

Accommodation – B&B and restaurant in Ballydavid

Day 6

Ballydavid to Cloghane

The walk leads below Ballydavid, then climbs to the highest point of the walk at 650 m on the old military pass between Masatiompan and Brandon Mountains with great views over the peninsula. The route then leads to Brandon village and finally Cloghane. On a fine day there is an option over Mount Brandon which affords some of the finest views to be found in Kerry. (27 km, 790 m ascent)

Accommodation – A Pub/Guesthouse in Cloghane

Day 7

Cloghane to Anascaul

The route follows quiet lanes around Brandon Bay then follows an old drove route up through the delightful Maghanaboe glen and over the pass and down the zig-zag track to Lough Anascaul before following tracks and lanes down to Anascaul village. (16 km, 370 m ascent)

Accommodation – Pub B&B in Anascaul

Day 8

Journey home

 

Tour includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (a mixture of guesthouses and

hotels)

All rooms have an ensuite bathroom

Four packed lunches

Luggage transfer between your accommodation stops

Full route details with a map of the tour

 

 

 

Dingle Way Dates:
Daily from spring through fall.

 

Price:

Cad $1065.00 per person, based on double occ. or single share