The Kerry Camino is a linear route traditionally walked from St. John’s Church, Tralee to St. James’ Church, Dingle. The route primarily follows the North Kerry Way/Dingle Way and, after leaving Tralee, heads west along the northern slopes of the Slieve Mish Mountains. The route then branches south at the tiny village of Camp and crosses the peninsula towards Inch Beach.
From there it reaches the village of Annascaul, where you will find the famous South Pole Inn. The trail then briefly returns to the coast at Minard Castle, before once more making its way along the slopes of the Slieve Mish Mountains, this time on its southern side. This third and last day of the walk finishes in Dingle, the most westerly town in Europe.
Most of the Kerry Camino crosses low-lying land and looks up at mountains rather than down from them. The aggregate ascent over the route is approximately 810m and although there are some short steep ascents, there are almost no significant steep climbs.
There is a wide variety of terrain covered by the Kerry Camino and it consists mainly of quiet tarmac roads, mountain, field and moorland walking. Small roads, known locally in Ireland as ‘boreens’, make up part of the trail and help provide a quick walking pace.