Day 1 Arrival in Dingle Town (Daingean Uí Chúis)
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Dingle.
Day 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 Cuas (An Chlais) – Cloghane (An Clochán)Northern Route: Cuas (An Chlais) – Cloghane (An Clochán) 9.5-13.5 Miles / 15-22 Km 5-9 Hrs 2360-3280 ft / 720-1000 Metres Southern Route: Glin North (Na Gleannta Thuaidh) – Cloghane (An Clochán) 6.25 Miles / 10 Km 3-4 Hrs 1310 ft / 400 Metres
The climb over the shoulder of Masatiompan, a northern offshoot of Mount Brandon, is the steepest and highest ascent on the Dingle Way – but the views are unparalleled and make every last bit of effort expended worthwhile.
For those who find this hike a little daunting or for days with poor weather we also offer an easier ‘Southern Route’ option to Cloghane via an old mountain road with a less steep ascent and descent.
Day 6 Cloghane (An Clochán) - Scraggane Pier10 Miles / 16 Km 4-5 Hrs 330 ft / 100 Metres
Leaving Cloghane, you emerge onto magnificent Fermoyle Stand, the longest beach along the Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches for more than 10km along a narrow peninsula that juts out into the sea towards the Seven Hogs – a group of islands also known as the Magharees. Transfer to your B&B after your hike.
Day 7 Scraggane Pier - Camp13 Miles / 21 Km 5-7 Hrs 330 ft / 100 Metres
Transfer to Scraggane Pier in the morning. You will follow the eastern side of the peninsula through sand dunes and along long beaches past Castlegregory village and then along a varied coastline, with cliffs, beaches and small headlands, as far as Camp.
Day 8 Camp - Tralee*11.25 Miles / 18 Km 5-7 Hrs 1050 ft / 330 Metres
From Camp, you follow a track that takes you along the rugged side of the Slieve Mish Mountains with lovely views over the Atlantic Ocean. From Blennerville, the site of Ireland’s largest windmill, a path beside the old Tralee Ship Canal then leads you into Tralee, the main town of County Kerry.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 9 Departure from Tralee
There are regular bus and train services departing Tralee. We will be happy to provide you with further details upon request.
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