Dublin to Tralee
Arrive in Tralee, the administrative capital of County Kerry. This is the home to the famous Rose of Tralee festival. Upon arrival in your guesthouse, your hostess will give you your full detailed information pack, and she will suggest some of the many local restaurants or pubs and even traditional Irish music. Have a relaxing evening in the town and our representative will sit down and go through all the details of the coming 8 days with you.
Highlight of the day: Tralee
Restaurant Suggestion: Brooks Restaurant
Tralee to Camp
Walk along back country roads to join the Dingle Way, and then you follow the once old road under the Slieve Mish Mountains to Dingle. Passing a fascinating 8th century church, you then continue to the village of Camp. Fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Highlight of the day: Slieve Milsh
Restaurant Suggestion: Fitzgerald's Junction Bar
Distance: 10 miles, Height Gain: 820 feet
Camp to Annascaul
Today, you cross the spine of the Dingle Peninsula to traverse above the wildlife sanctuary of lnch beach and then on green road and hilltop to the picturesque village of Annascaul, where you overnight. We will go for a drink in The South Pole Inn, the original proprietor, Tom Crean, was on many adventures to Antarctica. Inside, you will see many great photographs of his travels.
Highlight of the day: Inch Beach
Overnight : Anascaul
Restaurant Suggestion : South Pole Inn
Distance: 10 miles, Height Gain: 1,148 feet
Annascaul to Dingle
Continue along a medieval road to the fishing village of Dingle, which is steeped in Irish culture and music, and where the locals still speak in the native (Gaelic) tongue. Dingle is a wonderful little harbour town and boasts attractions such as the Marine Centre, boat trip to see 'Fungi', Dingle's resident dolphin, 52 pubs and attractive craft shops and famous restaurants. Overnight in Dingle. This walk, although a little longer, is relatively easy so don't worry!
Highlight of the day: Fungi the Dolphin
Restaurant Suggestion: Idas Restaurant
Distance: 13 miles, Height Gain:1,345 feet
Dingle to Slea Head
Today's walking is spectacular, taking you via Ventry Beach and along the slopes of Mount Eagle to Slea Head. This stretch is famous for its concentration of archaeological sites such as the "beehive" huts. You will get to see the wonderfully remote Blasket Islands and experience life in one of Ireland's Gaeltacht regions.
Overnight in Dunquin (Sleahead)
Highlight of the day: Slea Head
Restaurant Suggestion: An Porta´n
Distance: 12 miles, Height Gain: 1,132 feet
Sleahead (Dunquin) to Feothanagh
The road leading out of Dunquin provides a brisk uphill walk. Heading due north, the Dingle Way soon turns into a gravel path and then rounds the shoulder of An Ghra´ig at 394 feet above sea-level. After heading across grasslands and passing the small picturesque Clogher Beach, the Dingle Way skirts some cliffs where the full force of the Atlantic can be felt as waves come crashing in below. Arriving back on tarmac and proceeding in a north-easterly direction, the trail soon comes to a T-junction where there has been a change recently. Ordnance Survey publications show the Dingle Way taking a left turn pointing in the direction of Ferriters Cove, where the revised trail should now take a right followed by an immediate left and travelling up the east side of the golf course instead of the west. Crossing the face of Smerwick Harbour, the Dingle Way treads nearly six kilometres of beach and bypasses Ballyferriter before finally reaching Murreagh and Ballydavid. Those wishing to take an earlier break at Ballyferriter should take the higher line along the sand dunes to spot the second turn-off for the town.
Highlight of the day: Clogher Beach
Restaurant Suggestion: The Old Pier
Distance: 13.5 miles, Height Gain: 328 feet
Feothanagh to Cloghane
Today, you will walk across an old military road to the northern side of the peninsula - finishing in the village of Cloghane. This is a remote but spectacular walk - full of history and inaccessible except by foot. At the shoulder of Brandon is a view of the coast toward Tralee, marked at the highest point by a 3,500-year-old Druid standing stone with Ogham writing still visible on its weathered surface. You will also see more beehive huts on the slope towards Cloghane.
Highlight of the day: Tralee
Restaurant Suggestion: O’Connor’s Guesthouse
Distance: 13.5, Height Gain: 1,476 feet
Cloghane to Castlegregory
Today is a walk along the beaches, made interesting by the remains of a 15- century church and graveyard at Stradbally. Farther along are the Lough Gill wildlife sanctuary and more beaches, walking around a peninsula before coming to Castlegregory. End of services.
Highlight of the day: the Lough Gill wildlife sanctuary
Distance: 13 miles, Height Gain: 295 feet