Day 1 Arrival in Tralee
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Tralee.
Day 2 Tralee - Camp*11 Miles / 18 Km 4-6 Hrs 300 Metres
Starting at St. John’s Church in Tralee, you soon join a footpath next to the old Tralee Ship Canal and then pass Blennerville Windmill before the trail climbs up the side of the Slieve Mish Mountains. A wonderfully rugged path with lovely views over the Atlantic Ocean guides you to the small village of Camp.Compared to the rest of the route, the condition of this section of the trail can be quite muddy. There are ongoing efforts to improve the trail condition, but these improvements may not be in place yet for your hike.
Day 3 Camp - Annascaul11 Miles / 18 Km 4-6 Hrs 300 Metres
Today you follow the Emlagh River valley through the heart of the Dingle Peninsula and across to its southern shores. Treat yourself to an ice cream and a stroll along the magnificent beach at Inch Strand before continuing on to Annascaul – home to the South Pole Inn and legendary early 20th century Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean.
Day 4 Annascaul - Dingle Town13.5 Miles / 22 Km 5-7 Hrs 410 Metres
Quiet roads and farmland tracks guide you first back to the sea and past the ruins of the 16th century Minard Castle. You then pass the village of Lispole with the remains of the Lispole Railway Viaduct. From there your walk takes you along the lower slopes of the Slieve Mish Mountains to St. James’ Church, Dingle. It was built in 1808 on the site of a larger medieval church which was paid for by Spanish merchants living in Dingle and dedicated to St. James of Santiago de Compostela. This led to it becoming a popular departure point for pilgrims sailing to Northern Spain and then travelling on foot inland to Santiago de Compostela.
Day 5 Departure from Dingle
There is a regular bus service from Dingle Town. Full details provided upon booking.