A self guided (independent) 7 night walking tour on the Dingle Way.
Discover the beauty that is the Dingle Peninsula in the south west of Ireland by foot. Walk from the small village of Camp near the foot of Slieve Mish Mountains, to the fishing port and bustling town of Dingle and onto the remote areas of Dunquin and Mount Brandon, through one of the last strongholds of the Gaelic language and spectacular scenery, rich in archaeological remains. Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy the diversity of landscapes as you pass mountains, corrie lakes and beaches – the setting of many films, including ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ and ‘Far and Away’.
The average walking time ranges from 5 to 6.5 hours per day, at a leisurely pace.MAKE AN ENQUIRY
8-day Tour Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival
On your arrival, you can make your way to your guesthouse accommodation in Camp. If you have an early arrival you can leave your luggage here and visit the area. Your welcome pack will be waiting for you at the guesthouse. Please see below for information on airport transfers from Kerry or Shannon Airport to Tralee and Camp. Overnight in Camp.
Day 2 – Camp to Annascaul
Distance: 17km/10.5miles. Ascent: 350m/1,150ft
Today you cross the spine of the Dingle Peninsula to traverse above the wildlife sanctuary of Inch beach and then on green road and hilltop to the picturesque village of Annascaul, Be sure to pay a visit to the South Pole Inn, the ancestral home of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean. Overnight in Annascaul.
Day 3 – Annascaul to Dingle
Distance: 21km/13miles. Ascent: 410m/1,350ft
Continue along a medieval road to the fishing town of Dingle which is steeped in Irish culture and music and where the locals still speak in the native (Gaelic) tongue.
Day 4 – Free Day in Dingle
– Optional walks around Dingle (notes provided)
– Visit the Dingle Aquarium
– Boat trip to see ‘Fungi’, Dingle’s resident dolphin.
– Visit some of Dingle’s pubs, craft shops, tea houses, book shops and famous restaurants
– Boat trip to the Blasket Islands
– Visit a local spa
Day 5 – Dingle to Dunquin
Distance: 19.5km/12.25miles. Ascent: 345m/1,150ft
Today’s walking is spectacular, taking you via Ventry Beach and along the slopes of Mount Eagle to Slea Head. This stretch is famous for its concentration of archaeological sites.
Day 6 – Dunquin- Cuas
Distance: 24km/15 miles. Ascent 70m/230ft
This leg of the Dingle way takes us north along the Atlantic Cliffs, passing Coumenoole Beach, location for one of the dramatic scenes of the film Ryan’s Daughter and via the first of the beaches of Smerwick Harbour to Cuas Village. Overnight Cuas.
Day 7 – Cuas to Cloghane
Distance 18km/11 miles. Ascent 825m/2,700 ft.
This is an exciting day’s walk, which takes you high on the line of a military road to a saddle on the Brandon Mountain Range, then down enjoying spectacular views, to the shore of Brandon Bay. Good visibility – or navigating ability – is required. You will be transferred back to Tralee for your last night.
Day 8 – Departure
Departure after your full Irish breakfast. Slán abhaile – safe home!