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Dingle Way – 10 Day

3 - Ireland, Dingle Way | Self-Guided Walking Tours | 10 Days | £767

The Dingle Way as a long distance walking trail, is one of Ireland’s finest, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Taking in a distance of 179km; revelling to you some of the most startling scenery that you will find anywhere in the country.

Hiking on the Dingle Way, around the Dingle peninsula, lush green pastures sweep down from the heather-clad mountains above to reach a wild and rugged Atlantic Coastline. All combined to make this land a beauty to behold.

Tour Pricing & Dates

10 Day Tour – £767 per person sharing

Single Supplement – +£270

Tour Dates – Available March to October

Tour Grade – Easy to Moderate

Accommodation – Guesthouse (en suite)

Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Tralee

Tralee is Ireland’s newest visitor destination; better known as the capital of Kerry and the Gateway to the Dingle Peninsula and the perfect destination to start a self guided walking tour of Ireland.

Day 2 Travel to Camp

An excellent start to your walking holiday, the way offers some superb views of Tralee and coastline. Traverses along the flanks of the Slieve Mish Mountains. Distance: 17.5 km, Ascent: 200 m Approximate walking time: 5 hrs

Day 3 Camp to Anascaul

Transfer to Camp for the start of your first walk. This walk takes you cross the hub of the Dingle Peninsula. Following a “Boirín” (a small road) that leads you to a col between Corrin and Knockbrack Hills to reach a height of 235Mtrs. 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 on Caherconree Mountain. The trail then descends gently downwards and eventually offers you some spectacular views across the wildlife sanctuary of lnch Beach. Distance: 17km, Ascent: 350 m Approximate walking time: 5 hrs

Day 4 Anascaul to Dingle

From Anascaul 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 of 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: 19km, Ascent: 430 m Approximate walking time: 6.5hrs

Day 5 Dingle (Rest Day)

Your rest day will give you a chance to explore Dingle and all that it has to offer or simply relax in the majestic beauty of Dingle Bay. Dingle nightlife gives you an array of pubs and restaurants and traditional music offerings 7 nights of the week.

Day 6 Dingle to Dunquin

The trail from Dingle takes you further westwards through the village of Ventry and onto the golden sandy beach of Ventry Harbour. A country lane leads you on to the medieval roads of Slea Head. As your trail bends north around Slea Head you will also have some stunning views back over the great Blasket Island and your final view of Dingle Bay. Distance: 22 km, Ascent: 310 m Approximate walking time: 5.5 hrs

Day 7 Dunquin to Boherboy

The trail from Dingle takes you further westwards through the village of Ventry and onto the golden sandy beach of Ventry Harbour. A country lane leads you on to the medieval roads of Slea Head. As your trail bends north around Slea Head you will also have some stunning views back over the great Blasket Island and your final view of Dingle Bay. Distance: 22 km, Ascent: 310 m Approximate walking time: 5.5 hrs

Day 8 Boyerboy to Cloghane

This is one of the most remote sections of the Dingle Way; offering you a combination of history and breathtaking scenery. The trail follows a green road that crosses the shoulder of one of Ireland’s highest mountains “Mount Brandon” standing at 952Mtrs. Passes a standing stone that dates back over 3.500 years; which still displays the symbols of Ogham Writing. Crosses over an area of blanket bog where turf is still harvested in the traditional way. Finishing in the quiet village of Cloghane; that lies in the shadow of Mount Brandon. Distance: 27 km, Ascent: 750 m Approximate walking time: 5.5 hrs

Day 9 Cloghane to Castlegregory

A long but not a demanding day, dominated by Irelands longest beach, with fantastic views of both sea and mountains and the off shore Maharees Islands. Local birds include seabirds (several species of seagull, shags, cormorants, gannets to name but a few), larks, starlings, curlews, crows, ravens, garden birds such as sparrows, robins and finches, and wading birds such as the heron. The swallow is a frequent visitor in the summer months, all to be seen on this walk. Distance: 29 km, Ascent: 40m Approximate walking time: 8 hrs

Day 10 Castlegregory to Camp and Depart

After a final beach walk the way winds inland back to Camp. It’s not a long day but interesting and a good section to wind down your holiday. The afternoon takes you back to Limerick via public transport from Camp. Distance: 11 km/7 miles, Ascent: 50m/150 ft Approximate walking time: 3 hrs

Included

✓ 9 nights B&B

✓ All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite

✓ Maps and All Route Notes

✓ Details of restaurants and places of interest along the way

✓ Luggage transfers daily while you walk

✓ All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour

✓ Full back up service should you require it while on our tour

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