This is a beautiful short walking break in County Kerry on the west coast of Ireland. It is the perfect introduction to the west of Ireland on one of our very popular self-guided walking tours. The Dingle Way is a spectacular walking trail that offers superb views and easy walking.
The National Geographic Traveller has described Dingle as “the most beautiful place on earth”.
Prices / Dates
Price: €388 per person sharing
Single Supplement: +€150
Tour Dates: 1 April to 15 October
Tour Grade: Easy
Accommodation: Guesthouse or B&B
Included / Excluded
You have the option to arrive at Dublin or Shannon Airport and take a bus or train to Tralee where you will take a 25-minute journey by public transport to the village of Camp. We will supply you with the necessary timetables and information to get you safely to your first accommodation.
Your first day’s walking on the Dingle Way takes you across the hub of the Dingle Peninsula.
Following a “Boirín” (a Gaelic word meaning small road) you will walk to a col between Corrin and Knockbrack Hills to reach a height of 235 m/705 ft. From here you will have some remarkable views of Baurtregaum Mountain, which is the highest mountain in the Slieve Mish range and an impressive megalithic fort that sits on the edge of Caherconree Mountain. The trail then descends gently downwards and eventually offers you some spectacular views across the wildlife sanctuary of lnch Beach. It was here that some of the famous “Ryan’s Daughter” movie was filmed.
Distance: 18.5 km / 12.6 miles, Ascent: 460 m / 1380 ft, Approximate walking time: 6 / 7 hrs
From Annascaul the trail takes you west to the town of Dingle, along a series of minor roads that meander around the surrounding countryside and open mountains. You will have a chance to visit the magnificent ruin of the 16th century Minard Castle and stop off for lunch in the beautiful village of Lispole.
From Lispole the trail takes you north-west back towards the spine of the Dingle Peninsula. From here the views over Dingle Bay are simply awe-inspiring.
Distance: 22 km / 13.7 miles, Ascent: 568 m /1704 ft, Approximate walking time: 6 / 7 hours
Today you will depart Dingle. You can take the bus from Dingle back to Tralee and we will provide travel directions and timetables for you.