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The Dingle Way

The Dingle Way - 10 Days & 9 Nights

National Geographic Traveller voted south-west Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula as “the most beautiful place on earth”. The Dingle Way’s 180 km takes walkers through arguably the most impressive and richest archaeological heritage of all the Emerald Isle’s national trails. Stride out across wild moorland cloaked in heather and abundant in wildflowers. Hike past small villages and along coastal routes with truly outstanding golden beaches. Highlights include a stay in the charming town of Dingle, the village of Dunquin, which overlooks the Blasket Islands. See ruined castles and forts, clochans or ‘beehive huts’ which date back to 6000BC and a host of ancient standing stones.

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Tralee to Camp
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.8 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 334 m
Descent 274 m

Today you begin to flirt with the mountains of the Dingle Peninsula, a relationship that will develop over the coming week. Approach them from ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Camp to Annascaul
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 305 m
Descent 345 m

Climb up and away from the north coast, across the isolated mountains of the interior, and then drop back down to the south coast.

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Annascaul to Dingle
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23.1 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 339 m
Descent 367 m

Today’s route continues west from Annascaul to Dingle and seems to be unhurried as it flits from the coast to the mountains and back again, ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Dingle to Dunquin
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 23.4 km
Duration 6:33 h
Ascent 413 m
Descent 390 m

Your journey west continues into some of the wilder and more spectacular reaches of the Dingle Peninsula. Dip your toes in the sheltered waters of ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Dunquin to Ballydavid/Feohanagh
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 19.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 106 m
Descent 125 m

After leaving Dunquin you’ll drop into a vast, flat plain which makes for easy walking. Enjoy spectacular scenery as mountains encircle you and ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Ballydavid/Feohanagh to Cloghane
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 26.3 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 807 m
Descent 803 m

Climbing over the shoulder of Mount Brandon dominates today’s walk. It’s a steep climb that’s sure to test Dingle Way-wearied legs, but a sense of ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Cloghane to Castlegregory
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 26.8 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 43 m
Descent 64 m

This is the longest walk of the Dingle Way, and is somewhat of a reward after a strenuous previous section. Enjoy walking along Ireland's longest ...

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Hiking Route · Southwest Ireland
Castlegregory to Camp
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.5 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 66 m
Descent 10 m

The last link in the circular Dingle Way route, the section between Castlegregory and Camp is short and relatively straightforward. 

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