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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.
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Arrival to Camp
You make your way to Camp village where the tour starts. Taxi transfers available on request from Killarney, Kerry Airport or Cork Airport.
Camp to Anascaul ( 18 / 450m ascent )
The walk starts on on a quiet minor road and following on across the slopes of Corrin Mountain. You will walk above the village of Inch with its wonderful sandpit 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.
Anascaul to Dingle (21km / 430 ascent )
The day starts on minor quiet roads 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. Dingle is a town that needs little introduction, it exudes a wonder of colour, bustling streets and plentiful pubs!
Dingle to Slea Head/Dunquin ( 13km / 200m ascent )
A morning transfer to Ventry beach brings you to the start of your walk from where you will 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 incredible views out to the evocative Blasket Islands. Your overnight stay is in Dunquin which lies at the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula, overlooking the Islands.
Dunquin to Ballydavid ( 22km / 140m ascent )
Another wonderful walk as you follow tracks and lanes past Clogher Head and beneath the Three Sisters cliffs. A detour to the tops of the cliffs is very rewarding and worth the effort!. 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.
Ballydavid to Cloghane (26km / 790 ascent )
The walk leads below Ballydavid, and then climbs to the highest point of the walk at 650 metres 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.
Cloghane to Anascaul ( 17km / 370 m ascent )
Your last route follows quiet lanes around Brandon Bay and on through old drove route up through the delightful Maghanaboe glen. You head over the pass and down the zigzag track to Lough Anascaul before following tracks and lanes down to Anascaul village for your final night on the tour.
- Seven nights accommodation: A mixture of guesthouses, farmhouses and country homes.
- Four packed lunches (Annascaul, Dunquin, Ballydavid, Cloghane)
- Luggage transfer between your accommodation stops
- Full route details with a map of the tour
- Transfer from Dingle to the walk start at Ventry beach on day four.
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2022 Tour price Dingle Way 7 Night Tour
€830 per person sharing
€50 per person high season supplement (July/August)
€255 single room supplement (if travelling with others)
€395 solo tour supplement (if travelling alone)
Self Guided Tour Information
Tour can start any day from April until October.
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Finglas House B&B ( image to the left ) is modern, family-run bed and breakfast located in the centre of Camp Village. The house has scenic views of the mountains, Caherconree and Gearhane and out across Tralee Bay rom the breakfast room.
Seaview House B&B ( image to the right ) is located in a secluded area adjacent to Camp Village. On arrival you can relax while you are treated to refreshements and lovely home baking. The bedrooms have a panoramic view of Tralle Bay, over looking the Maharees Islands and North Kerry.
The Old Anchor Guesthouse is our preferred accommodation in Anascaul. A cozy B&B at the heart of the picturesque village, aal the bright and airy rooms offer a high level of comfort. For walkers there is a drying room for the odd occasion that it might rain.
In Dingle we typically stay in The Lantern Townhouse wonderfully located in the heart of Dingle town
Gleann Dearg B&B is a traditionally renovated farm house, set amongst a working farm on the Dingle peninsula. It has been a family run B&B established since 1991.
Imeall na Mara ( image on the left ) or The Old Pier Guesthouse ( image on the right ) are typical guesthouses that we stay in.
O'Connor's Guesthouse is another typical guesthouse that we use tonight.
The Old Anchor Guesthouse is where we aim to stay in Anascaul