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This tour is based in Tralee, the county town of Kerry, and in Cloghane, a peaceful seaside village.
ITB Approved Guesthouse with ensuite facilities.
This walking tour is the perfect introduction to the spectacular scenery of the ancient barony of Corca Dhuibhne (Corkaguiney). Gaelic culture is alive and the Gaelic language is still spoken in the homes at the western end of the peninsula. The walks are spread throughout its length, allowing you to sample the hills that make up its spines, as well as some of the many beaches and following stretches of the Dingle Way. This tour is based in Tralee, the county town of Kerry, and in Cloghane, a peaceful seaside village.
DAY 1 - Arrival 18.30 hrs. Dinner/welcome briefing with guide
DAY 2 Dingle Way (Tonevane to Derrymore) Distance: 8.5km/5.3miles*. Ascent: 50m/165ft A gentle walk, on the slopes of the Slieve Mish mountains, overlooking the wildbird sanctuary of Tralee Bay, and ending at Derrymore Strand. *beach walk extra
DAY 3 Annascaul Glen to Glennahoo Distance: 11.5km/7.25miles. Ascent: 395m/1,300ft Two valleys (and contrasting views) for the price of one! From the legend-filled Annascaul Glen, a zig-zag track rises over a saddle (col) of Maghanaboe and descends into Glennahoo.
DAY 4 Dingle Way (Ventry to Slea Head) Distance: 10.5km/6.5miles*. Ascent: 190m/625ft Through landscape littered with archeological sites, walk over the rocky shores of Dingle Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. The spectacular scenery of Slea Head and Dunquin ("the nearest parish to America") has been captured in many movies. *An extra 3km/2miles will take you to Dunmore Head, the most westerly point in Ireland, marked by an ogham stone. Views to the Blasket Islands.
DAY 5 Option Day You can spend a lazy day around Cloghane. Alternatively, you can avail of a coach transfer to Dingle town to visit the craft shops, sample the famous restaurants and pubs or call on Fungi, Dingle`s own dolphin.
DAY 6 Dingle Way (Brandon Creek to Brandon Village) Distance: 12.5km/8miles. Ascent: 650m/2,125ft An old military road leads from Brandon Creek (from where St Brendan sailed to America), crossing the Brandon Ridge at the saddle of Masatiompan, before descending by the abandoned village of Arraglen to the fishing village of Brandon.
DAY 7 Dingle Way (The Northern Beaches) Distance: up to 20km/12.5miles. Ascent: 50m/165ft A leisurely coastal walk - three beaches, two medieval church ruins, one wildbird sanctuary - on a walk that can be shortened or lengthened to suit you and the day.
DAY 8 Departure Day Depart for home.
Grade Moderate Walks of 6-13 miles per day with gradual ascents of up to 2,125ft.
What your Guided Walk includes: • 7 nights accommodation based on 2 adults sharing in Irish Tourist Board approved guesthouse with ensuite facilities • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts • 5 Packed Lunches • 7 Four Course Dinners • Experienced Guide throughout itinerary