Dingle Way – 4 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour

4 Day Independent Walking Tour Dingle Way

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:  €479 per person sharing

Single Supplement: +€240

Solo Traveller Supplement: +€30

Tour Dates: 1 April to 15 October

Tour Grade: Easy to Moderate

Accommodation: Guesthouse or B&B

Included / Excluded

Day 1 - Transfer to Camp

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.

Day 2 - Camp to Annascaul

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

Day 3 - Annascaul to Dingle

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

Day 4 - Depart

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.

A few words from our customers...

Alaskans here. First Footfalls self-guided walks in April 2017- Dingle Way and Burren. Second walks - April 2019 - Kerry Way and Antrim Glens/Coast Causeway. We have been very pleased with Footfalls. Great response time to questions. Helpful maps and notes for directions, guesthouses, options. Adjustments to hikes to allow for rest day or extra time in a location was easily accommodated. Terrific support along the way if needed. All correspondence was friendly with a personal touch. The guesthouses were lovely, and luggage transfer seamless. We've never met in person, but I feel like we know Christopher, Theresa, and their staff. Highly recommended.
We have landed back in America after a wonderful week in Ireland. Thank you so much for what you do in offering this service. The accommodations were lovely and the paths and roadways great. We experienced rain (as we were prepared for and welcomed). But not while we were walking. We loved having these few days in your beautiful place in this world. Thank you again!
Jody & Kara
I hiked the Dingle Way by myself this summer. The maps, directions, and luggage pick-ups were flawless! The accommodations exceeded my expectations. Footfalls gave me the courage and the tools I needed to travel by myself. Being a mom of two little ones, this was the vacation/trip I needed! My friends all want to go now, and we will be using Footfalls again! Thank you!