Walking Hiking

Dingle Way – 8 Day

  • Dingle Way
  • Dingle Way
  • Dingle Way
  • Dingle Way
  • Dingle Way
  • Dingle Way
  • Dingle Way
  • Dingle Way
  • Dingle Way

Dingle Way – 8 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour

The Dingle Way as a long distance walking trail, is one of Ireland’s finest, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Taking in a distance of 179km; revealing to you some of the most startling scenery that you will find anywhere in the country.

Hiking on the Dingle Way, around the Dingle peninsula, lush green pastures sweep down from the heather-clad mountains above to reach a wild and rugged Atlantic Coastline. All combined to make this land a beauty to behold.

Tour Pricing & Dates

8 Day Tour £585 per person sharing
Single Supplement +£210
Tour Dates 2017 Available March to October
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse (en suite)
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Travel to Camp
You will make your way by Public Transport to the village of Camp from where you will start your walking tour.
Day 2 / Camp to Anascaul
Transfer to Camp for the start of your first walk. This walk takes you cross the hub of the Dingle Peninsula. Following a “Boirín” (a small road) that leads you to a col between Corrin and Knockbrack Hills to reach a height of 235Mtrs. From here you will have some remarkable views of Baurtregaum Mountain; which is the highest mountain in the Slieve Mish range and an impressive megalithic fort that sits on the edge on Caherconree Mountain. The trail then descends gently downwards and eventually offers you some spectacular views across the wildlife sanctuary of lnch Beach. Distance: 17km, Ascent: 350 m Approximate walking time: 5 hrs
Day 3 / Anascaul to Dingle
Transfer to Camp for the start of your first walk. This walk takes you cross the hub of the Dingle Peninsula. Following a “Boirín” (a small road) that leads you to a col between Corrin and Knockbrack Hills to reach a height of 235Mtrs. From here you will have some remarkable views of Baurtregaum Mountain; which is the highest mountain in the Slieve Mish range and an impressive megalithic fort that sits on the edge on Caherconree Mountain. The trail then descends gently downwards and eventually offers you some spectacular views across the wildlife sanctuary of lnch Beach. Distance: 17km, Ascent: 350 m Approximate walking time: 5 hrs
Day 4 / Dingle (Rest Day)
Your rest day will give you a chance to explore Dingle and all that it has to offer or simply relax in the majestic beauty of Dingle Bay. Dingle nightlife gives you an array of pubs and restaurants and traditional music offerings 7 nights of the week.
Day 5 / Dingle to Dunquin
The trail from Dingle takes you further westwards through the village of Ventry and onto the golden sandy beach of Ventry Harbour. A country lane leads you on to the medieval roads of Slea Head. As your trail bends north around Slea Head you will also have some stunning views back over the great Blasket Island and your final view of Dingle Bay. Distance: 22 km, Ascent: 310 m Approximate walking time: 5.5 hrs
Day 6 / Dunquin to Boherboy
Once again another superb section of the trail; which takes you north along the western-foot of the peninsula; by Ferriters Cove and the rugged sea-cliffs of the Three Sisters. From here the trail swings east to take you along by the sandy beaches on Smerwick Harbour. Distance: 24 km, Ascent: 180 m Approximate walking time: 4.5 hrs
Day 7 / Boherboy to Cloghane
This is one of the most remote sections of the Dingle Way; offering you a combination of history and breathtaking scenery. The trail follows a green road that crosses the shoulder of one of Ireland’s highest mountains “Mount Brandon” standing at 952Mtrs. Passes a standing stone that dates back over 3.500 years; which still displays the symbols of Ogham Writing. Crosses over an area of blanket bog where turf is still harvested in the traditional way. Finishing in the quiet village of Cloghane; that lies in the shadow of Mount Brandon. Distance: 27 km, Ascent: 750 m Approximate walking time: 5.5 hrs
Day 8 / Depart
After breakfast you will be transferred from Cloghane to Camp from where you will take public transport for your onward journey.

Included

  • 7 nights B&B
  • All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
  • Maps and all route notes
  • Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
  • Luggage transfers daily while you walk
  • All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
  • Full back up service should you require it while on our tour

Not Included

    Testimonials

    • Once more a big thank you for a gorgeous week with splendid weather (which probably was none of your doing) and your splendid company (which certainly was a lot of your doing).  As if I hadn’t known: Connemara is a very beautiful spot on Gods earth.

      Eberhard Schmid, Germany
    • Many thanks for a well-planned trip. We had a blast. The hiking was fantastic…no rain…accommodating and lovely B&B’s…nice folks along the way…. just beautiful. We enjoyed a new play at the Abbey Theater and saw everything on our list in Dublin! Thanks for all your great instructions and helpful suggestions. I have recommended you to some friends from Arizona going this summer.

      Tricia, Arizona
    • The walk you led was one of the best trips David and I have enjoyed. I have been thinking about why that is so. Ireland itself is beautiful scenery, lovely friendly people. But Ireland is not alone in having those attributes.
      I decided the factor which contributed the most to our enjoyment was the fact that you were able to create a group of friends out of people who just met at the airport. That is very special, and one of the reasons I think Teresa is a very lucky woman (and from your comments,she too is very special).
      So again heartfelt thanks for leading us on a wonderful walk through gorgeous vistas.

      Shirley & David