Finn Melon

The Dingle Way

This long distance walking trail ( 176 km /109 mile) is the ultimate way to tour the Dingle Peninsula and can be done as a whole trail in 7 to 8 days or it can be broken into shorter sections which can be easily walked in a day. We recommend you sample at least one short part of this walk while on the Dingle Peninsula and plan to return for a longer version next time you visit!

The circular trail  around the Dingle Peninsula starts in the foothills of the Slieve Mish Mountains (Sliabh Mis) on the north east of the Dingle peninsula, crosses to the south shore going west towards Slea Head. From Dunquin and in view of the Blasket Islands the walk  meanders north around Mount Brandon, then east along the breathtaking coastal landscape of Brandon Bay and the Maharees back towards Tralee.

Most of the walk is on quiet tarmac roads, mountain, field and cliff paths,with over 20km of beach walking. The route is known for spectacular, varied scenery and passes close to many cultural, archaeological and historical sites.

The Dingle Way is a well-serviced trail, passing through many picturesque villages and Dingle town. With only a few hours walk between villages, food and drink can be bought along the way and accommodation can be booked close to the trail.

For more detailed information about this see  The Dingle Way Website

Dingle Way Maps

The Irish Trails website details the Dingle Way route. For convenience they have divided the walking route into 13 sections, each representing a half days walking. Detailed maps of each section are available at the links below to read or download in PDF format.

Dingle Way Activity Providers