Walking (hiking) on the Dingle Peninsula
Siúl i gCorca Dhuibhne

Photograph by Pat Scanlon

The Dingle Peninsula is a kind of paradise for walkers. There are lots of lanes and pathways away from traffic where you can walk for hours, along cliffs, up and down mountains and hills, on beaches and near the sea.

Siúlóidí Chorca Dhuibhne
Walking on the Dingle Peninsula

       

Dingle Peninsula Tourism has compiled a collection of looped and linear walking routes.

This has been published as a printed booklet available from our members and details of the walks are also on our website:
click here for more information.


The Dingle Peninsula is a kind of paradise for walkers. There are lots of lanes and pathways away from traffic where you can walk for hours, along cliffs, up and down mountains and hills, on beaches and near the sea.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WALKERS

Long Distance Waymarked Paths

marker (3K) There are two way-marked long distance walking routes, the Dingle Way and the Pilgrims' Route.


The Dingle Way – Slí Chorca Dhuibhne


This is a 153km circular walking trail. The walk begins and ends in Tralee, taking in most of the towns and villages of the peninsula and featuring hill walking and coastal paths.

The Dingle Way
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Section of the Dingle Way near Slea Head. Photograph by Max Van Huut

The Pilgrims Route - Cosán na Naomh

Gallarus Oratory (photograph by Jaro Fagan)

The route covers some 18 km (11 mi.) and connects many of the early Christian sites for which the Dingle Peninsula is renowned.

The Pilgrims Way (Photograph by Rachel Gaffney)

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The Kerry Camino
Camino Chiarraí

The "Kerry Camino" is a three-day walk along the section of the Dingle Way from Tralee to Camp.

The trail begins at St John's Roman Catholic Church, Tralee and ends at St James's Church of Ireland, Dingle. Walkers are issued with a "Pilgrim Logbook", and there are a number of stamping stations along the way. When the walker has filled the log book and completed the walk they will receive a certificate.

The suggested itinerary is:

Leg 1: Tralee to Camp
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 200m
Time: 3.5 - 4.5 hrs
Leg 2: Camp to Annascaul
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 270m
Time: 3 - 4.5 hrs
Leg 3: Annascaul to Dingle
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 340m
Time: 3 - 4.5 hrs

More information can be found on the Kerry Camino Website


Guided Walks
Siúlóidí Treoraithe




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Dingle Guided Walks
  • Local guide with expert knowledge

  • Flexibility and sensitivity to suit YOUR requirements

  • Leisurely or more energetic hikes

  • Visit historic and archaelogical sites

  • Transport if required

  • Reasonable rates

  • Choice of guided walks available

EXCITING NEW SCHEDULE FOR 2014

WALKS EVERY FRIDAY,
SATURDAY & MONDAY

WALKS CAN BE ARRANGED ON
ANY OTHER DAY IF REQUIRED.

Dingle Guided Walks

Colm Bambury

dinglewalks.com
dinglewalks@gmail.com
Txt or call
+353 (0)87 22 22 248

Heritage Walks
Siúlóidí Oidhreachta


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Museum Chorca Dhuibhne have designed three heritage walks centred on the village that allow the visitor to discover many of the antiquities of the area. They are:

  • Slí Ghallarais: (12 km/7.5 miles)


  • Slí an Mháimín (8.5 km/5.2 miles)


  • Slí na nDúnta (8.5 km/5.2 miles)

Full colour guide maps to the three routes can be bought at the museum.

Corca Dhuibhne Regional Museum
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne


Open 7 days a week, 10:00am-6:00pm, April to October.

Open by request during winter months.
Tel: 00353 66 915 63 33 or 00353 66 915 61 00,
Fax: 00353 66 915 63 48.

e-mail:
info@westkerrymuseum.com

website:
www.westkerrymuseum.com/bearla/walks.htm


Walking Holidays
Saoire Siúlóidí

Celtic Nature
Hill Walking, Hiking and Trekking






Explore the scenery and nature of Dingle and County Kerry. Walk the landscape and experience the area's geology, climate, flora and fauna.

Walkers can enjoy some or all of the Dingle Way and Kerry Way long distance paths or can have their own customised tor designed for them.

Celtic Nature have a commitment to develop environmentally sustainable tourism and to preserve the area's unique language and heritage.

Claire Galvin and
Kevin O'Shea
Mullenaglemnig
Dingle
Co. Kerry
Ireland. Tel: +353 87 7903950
e-mail:
celticexpeditions@eircom.net
website:
www.celticnature.com









Absolute Escapes

Self-guided walking holidays on the Dingle Way and Kerry Way.

Dingle Way Highlights
  • The trail is 111 miles / 179 km long and follows old tracks, mountain trails and green roads, often along the foothills of the mountains
  • Visit some of Irelandís finest archaeological sites on your journey around the Dingle Peninsula
  • Take time to explore Dingle town, home to some of the finest traditional music in Ireland
  • Spot sea otters and seals on the rocks at Inch Strand, or watch dolphins clowning around in the bay
  • Discover the Gaelic language, customs and crafts that are eagerly promoted on the Dingle Peninsula


Absolute Escapes Ltd
Walking Holidays
Forsyth House
93 George Street
EH2 3ES
Edinburgh
Phone: +44 (0) 131 240 1210

FACEBOOK  TWITTER

e-mail :
info@absoluteescapes.com
Website :
www.absoluteescapes.com

Walking Clubs

Dingle Hillwalking Club - Cumann Sléibhteoireachta Chorca Dhuibhne

A small club exploring the great outdoors with magnificent vistas on the mountains and in the glens of beautiful West Kerry on our doorstep. We have scheduled walks every fortnight.

In addition, we usually have off-schedule walks on the alternate Sundays.

You are welcome to join us for up to three (3) walks as a guest.

Website: www.dinglehillwalkingclub.com

Annascaul Hill and Road Walking Club

A small friendly walking club in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula, where brooding mountains, stunning coastlines and fast flowing rivers provide magnificent year round walking. The club embodies the adventurous spirit the friendly humour and the co-operative nature of Annascaulís famous son, Tom Crean the antarctic explorer.

The club holds two scheduled walks each Sunday, meeting at Hanafins bar on the Main Street. We extend a warm welcome to individuals and clubs of all ages and abilities to join us on one of our walks or to follow one of the many trailed walks in the area.

Website: annascaulwalks.org