8-Day Dingle Peninsula Guided Walk
Your Dingle Walking Tour begins in the Slieve Mish mountains once home to a mythological Celtic princess enjoying panoramic views of Tralee Bay before you arrive to the bustling cosmopolitan town of Dingle. Gaily painted houses lead to a busy harbour where artisan cafes and craft shops vie with traditional pubs humming to the sound of Irish music and song.
In sharp contrast, the weather-sculpted lands beyond Dingle on the famous Slea Head seem to have regressed in time, isolated by mountain and ocean. This is particularly true of the ancient pilgrim route that winds through stone-clad fields and fuchsia-rich lanes from Ventry Beach to the majestic summit of the holy mountain – Mount Brandon.
Arrive in Tralee where you stay for the first two nights of your holiday. Evening meal together and a general chat about the coming week’s walks.
Hike among the Slieve Mish Mountains with views over Tralee Bay, the broad Atlantic and the wild countryside of this region.
Walk Details – Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 250m.
Cross the peninsula from north to south, following a spectacular old farmer’s track called ‘the way of the cow’ finishing in the lovely little village of Annascaul.
Walk Details – Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 400m.
This is your ‘free day’ to allow you to partake in other activities if you wish – such as cycling, horseriding, canoeing or just laze about with a book! Evening meal and overnight in Dingle.
Enjoy a wonderful hike around the spectacular Slea Head. Return to Dingle for dinner and overnight.
Walk Details – Distance: 14kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 200m.
Follow the Dingle Way across the shoulder of Mount Brandon, with magnificent views of Brandon Bay descending to the lovely, picturesque village of Cloghane.
Walk Details – Distance: 18kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 650m.
Your last day’s hike is spectacular, taking you into the heart of the Brandon Range of mountains to the famous ‘paternoster lakes’ with views over Brandon Bay and Fermoyle Strand.
Walk Details – Distance: 12kms. Duration: 5 – 7 hours. Max. Height: 600 – 950m.
Departures. A courtesy transfer will be offered to you from Cloghane to Tralee Bus/Rail Station.