Dingle Peninsula 5-Day Self-Guided Hike

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What You'll Do
  • Delve into the weather-sculpted lands beyond Dingle on the famous Slea Head that seem to have regressed in time, isolated by mountain and ocean.
  • Explore the ancient pilgrim route that winds through stoneclad fields and fuchsia rich lanes to the majestic summit of the holy mountain Mount Brandon
  • Wander the gaily painted houses to a busy harbour where artisan cafes and craft shops vie with traditional pubs humming to the sound of Irish music
Your journey begins in the bustling cosmopolitan town of Dingle. Gaily painted houses lead to a busy harbour where artisan cafes and craft shops vie with traditional pubs humming to the sound of Irish music and song.
What to Expect
Day 1

Arrive in the lovely fishing village of Dingle on the western tip of the Dingle peninsula for the first night. This is a “lively” village, with plenty of excellent restaurants and good pubs. Irish music sessions are available most nights of the week throughout the year.

Day 2

This morning you will be taken by local taxi  just outside Dingle for the start of the walk. Following past the historical Kilcolman, continues on to the glorious Ventry beach and from here takes you on a beautiful and very historic walk around Slea Head to finish at Dunquin. This walk offers an opportunity to see “beehive” huts very clearly, and also to get a full view of the Blasket Islands. Return by taxi, we arrange, to overnight in Dingle.

Walk Details: Distance: 19kms. Duration: 5.5 hours. Max. Ascent: 350m. Rocky and grass tracks, beach walking and some road walking. Boots essential.

Day 3

Local taxi transfer from Dingle to the tiny village of Tiduff, and walk from there across an old military road to the northern side of the peninsula – finishing in the village of Cloghane. This is a remote but spectacular walk – full of history and inaccessible except by foot. Overnight in Cloghane.

Walk Details: Distance: 22kms. Duration: 6.5 hours. Max. Ascent: 450m. Grass mountain tracks with some rocky sections. Gravel tracks and some road walking. Boots essential.

Day 4

A wonderful walk along the Dingle Peninsula from North to South, following a spectacular old farmer’s track. You walk over the plateau, passing a deserted famine village and Annascaul Lake on the way. You descend into the village of Annascaul. Overnight in Annascaul.

Walk Details: Distance: 14kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 375m. Grass mountain tracks with some rocky sections; can be damp. Boots recommended.

Day 5

Departure from Annascaul to Tralee town by public or private transport. From Tralee, connections by bus and train are frequent to Cork, Limerick, Shannon or Dublin.
What's Included
  • 4 night’s Bed and Breakfast. Full Irish Breakfast. Private bathrooms
  • 3 days walking. Varied and interesting each day.
  • Move your luggage.
  • Give you full walking details and maps of the area.
  • Full walking descriptions of each walking day.
  • 24 hrs Emergency/Information contact number. If required.
  • Airport transfers arranged/booked if required.
  • Full pre-departure information pack to allow you to fully plan for your holiday and so get the most from this Irish walking experience.
  • Extra days/nights booking with Travel/Tourism advice service.
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