The Dingle Way Walking Route,Stage 2, Kerry, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance23.74 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude15 m
  • Peak231 m
  • Climb387 m
  • Descent371 m

The Dingle Way - Stage 2 - Camp to Annascaul is a moderate 5 to 7 hour walk only a few miles west of Tralee county Kerry in south west Ireland. This stage has only one steep climb with the remaining walk only undulating ascents. The walking route follows rural roads that very few cars use, passing Caherconree Mountain (835m) with its megalithic fort steeped in Irish Mythology and the home of legendary Cu Roí Mac Daire.

The route climbs to the saddle between Corrin and Knockbrack mountains and then gently decends to the other side of the Dingle peninsula with great views of Inch Beach where you can stop for a break at the café, shop or pub serving lunch. After Inch the route goes back inland with a slight climb to Maum at 180m on mostly back roads and then onto views of Lough Anascaul passing standing stones and finishing in Annascaul village itself.

The Dingle Way is one of many long-distance walking trails in Ireland but this walk has some of the most stunning scenery and history you'll every experience as you undertake the loop of the Dingle Peninsula over an average of 8-9 days. Officially it starts and finishes in Tralee, the capital of Kerry but you can join the walk at any stage along its 180km length.