Dingle Way – Entire Walking Route, Maps and GPS, Kerry, Ireland


Jan 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm in Walking/Hiking, Walks by ActiveME

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County: Route Length (km): 176
Nearest town: OS Map: 70, 71
Route shape: linear one-wayRoute type: NWT - National Waymarked Trail
Grade/difficulty: ModerateDuration: 64
Parking: Car parkWheelchair friendly?: No
Family/child friendly?: NoDog friendly?: No
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The Dingle Way is a beautifully scenic long distance walking trail on the world famous Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland. At approximately 176 km (109 miles) long, the hiking route officially begins and ends in Tralee but you can join the trail at any number of points along its length. The Dingle Way takes in the entire Dingle Peninsula and is the walking alternative to the Dingle Peninsula scenic drive and cycle which follows a similar route on main roads. The main towns on the route are Tralee and Dingle including many interesting, scenic and colourful villages and destinations such as Camp, Inch, Anascaul, Ventry, Dunquin, Ballyferriter, Brandon, Conor Pass, Castlegregory, and the unique Blasket Islands. There are also many short loop walks and many mountain hikes and trails off the main Dingle Way offering excellent walking alternatives.

The Dingle Peninsula much like the neighbouring Iveragh Peninsula can to be enjoyed on foot on the Dingle Way and by car and bike on the Dingle scenic driving and cycling route. Either way the peninsula is full of old world seaside towns and fishing villages, rich Irish Mythology and legend, archaeological sites, beaches and many many tourist attractions. From Megalithic stone circles to stone forts and neolithic sites, the Dingle Peninsula is thought to have more than 2,500 archaeological sites. 

It is one of the most popular signposted hiking trails in Ireland and one of the worlds most spectacular and diverse walks taking 7 to 10 days to complete, crossing varied and spectacular terrain with overnight stops camping in this wild terrain or in the great towns and villages.

Typically the entire route is broken down into 8 key stages of approximate equal length or duration. We have also broken some of these longer stages into smaller parts to allow everyone irrespective of fitness or time available to experience one of the best and varied walks in Ireland.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any of the stage start points and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and Apps should be used in conjunction proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.

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