Day 1 Arrival in Camp
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Camp.
Day 2 Camp - Annascaul10.5 Miles / 17 Km 5-7 Hrs 1310 ft / 400 Metres
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 3 Annascaul - Dingle Town (Daingean Uí Chúis)13-13.5 Miles / 20.5-22 Km 6-8 Hrs 1670 ft / 510 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, lower mountain slopes lead you to the popular Gaeltacht town of Dingle – renowned for its music, its culture and Fungi – a bottle-nosed dolphin that had been greeting visitors in Dingle Harbour from 1984 to 2020.
Day 4 Ventry (Ceann Trá) - Slea Head (Ceann Sléibhe) / Dunquin (Dún Chaoin)6-9.5 Miles / 11-15 Km 4-6 Hrs 820-1280 ft / 250-390 Metres
Complementary transfer to Ventry in the morning. Today’s hike is one of the highlights of the Dingle Way – an unforgettable trek that will transport you from modern Ireland to the ‘old country’. It offers a beautiful beach walk, coastal views, early Christian ‘Beehive Huts’, an Iron Age cliff fort and stunning cliff-top vistas over the mystical Blasket Islands.
Day 5 Slea Head (Ceann Sléibhe) / Dunquin (Dún Chaoin) - Ballyferriter (Baile an Fheirtéaraigh)8-10.5 Miles / 13-17 Km 4-6 Hrs 720-820 ft / 220-250 Metres
Delving ever deeper into the Gaeltacht, you continue along the Atlantic coastline. Along the way you pass the much-photographed pier at Dunquin and the old coastal fort of Dún an Óir, with its dark history, as well as some of Ireland’s more picturesque and secluded beaches. All the while enjoying the marvellous views dominated by Sybil Point, the peaks of the Three Sisters, Smerwick Harbour and Mount Brandon, one of the highest Mountains in Ireland.
Day 6 Ballyferriter (Baile an Fheirtéaraigh) - Cuas (An Chlais)8.5-9.5 Miles / 14-15.5 Km 4-5 Hrs 560 ft / 170 Metres
The route from Ballyferriter to Cuas first continues along the beaches of Smerwick Harbour, with an optional detour to see the famous Gallarus Oratory, Ireland’s most iconic early Christian church, and then takes you along some of the finest cliff-top walks in the country. Stop for refreshments in the local pub on the coast, before the route guides you to the tiny townland of Cuas, with the imposing peak of Mount Brandon watching over your every step.
Day 7 Departure from Cuas (An Chlais)
Free transfer to Dingle Town at 10 am. There is a regular bus service from Dingle Town. Full details provided upon booking.
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