Distance: 179km (111mi)
Ascent: 2300m (7546ft)
Time: 8+ days, with breaks.
The Dingle Way is traditionally walked in a clockwise direction, starting out from Tralee and then branching south at Camp Village. The trail passes through the town of Annascaul on route to Dingle before making the journey around Dunquin and then looping back across the north of the Dingle Peninsula to Brandon, Cloghane and finally through Castlegregory onwards back to Camp, Blennerville and finishing in Tralee.
Most of the Dingle Way crosses low-lying land with the exception of the traverse of Masatiompan which sees the trail ascend to a height of 660 metres above sea-level. A wide variety of terrain is covered by the Dingle Way. Small roads, known locally in Ireland as ‘boreens,’ make up a large part of the trail and help provide a quick walking pace. Traffic along these roads is minimal and long sections can be walked without ever meeting a car. Beaches also make up a significant part of the Dingle Way. The remainder of the walk goes through open farmland and mountainous moorland.
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