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 Day Tours on the Dingle Peninsuls

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The Dingle Peninsula is world renowned for its rugged beauty, colourful towns and villages and ancient history. These walks claim perhaps the finest scenery and richest archaeological heritage of all of Ireland's 32 Waymarked Ways. It combiines wild coasts and cliff-tops with superb uplands and beautiful, peaceful and fertile countryside. Choose from one of our day tours below or choose to combine your favourites over a number of days, all these great walks are equal in beauty and their description is only a taste of what the Dingle Peninusla Tours have to offer.

 

Accommodation can be provided at any of the townlands listed below.

 

Minimum Group size: 4 people

 

Route 1: The Blasket Islands

Route 2: Camp to Annascaul Lough

Route 3: Annascaul to Dingle

Route 4: Dingle to Dunquin

Route 5: Dunquin to Ballycurrane

Route 6: Ballycurrane to Cloghane

Route 7: Cloghane to Castlegregory

Route 8: Castlegregory to Camp

 

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Private Groups:

The most popular option for many of our clients. We regularly organise day-long excursions, weekend & mid-week breaks and outings for individuals, coporate groups, sports teams, families and friends. The benefits are endless and we can organise all the logistics for you, from transport to accommodation, team building, military bootcamps, walking, trekking, abseiling....the activities are endless. We are your one stop adventure company who pride ourselves on providing the best of adventures in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

 

Please contact our office to further discuss the benefits of a private course or guided walk/expedition, you would like to challenge your team, group, family or friends with!

The Blasket Islands:

The Blaskets lie on the western most edge of Europe, seperated from the mainland by the Blasket Sound - a narrow but treacherous strip of water. We will travel by boat from either Dingle or Dunquin. On a clear day, the views from our walk to Cro, the modest summit, are glorious and panoramic. In poor weather the vist to the abandoned village is still of great interest, and later we can relax in the cafe, a restored ruin. We visit the sandy beach of White Strand, where seals bask and play offshore. This island is steeped in history and has many wonderful stories just waiting to be told, from it's ruins to it's fort, from it's summit to it's sandy beaches, from it's spectacular views over the Dingle Peninsula to it's beautiful flora, this tour is a real gem and one not to be missed.

 
Tour Details:

Date: All year - weather dependent

 

Duration: All Day

 

Meeting Point: Killarney

 

Walk Distance: 10km Approx - easy grade

 

Price: €150 - Inlcudes transport to and from ferry location, ferry to and from the blaskets and Tour Guide with all the stories to tell!

Camp to Annascaul Lough:

We walk along an old disused road, across moorland and through small conifer plantations, with the western outline of the Sleive Mish Mountains by our side. We walk by peat bogs, and through river valleys only to find the long sweep of Inch Strand lying before us. Descending on a narrow rocky path with the Iveragh Peninsula in view, we reach the strand withs it's shop and cafe close by. After a short rest we continue west to Annascaul, walking past ancient standing stones and along rugged coastline. We shortly reach the hometown of Tom Crean. We stop at The South Pole Inn and immerse ourselves in the stories left by Tom Crean and his world famous adventures before we leave on our short walk to the picturesque Loch An Scail, or Annascaul Lough.

 

Tour Details:

 

Date: All year-weather dependent

 

Duration: All Day

 

Meeting Point: Killarney

 

Walk Distance: 20km Approx - easy grade

 

Price: €130 - includes transport and Tour Guide.

 

Annascaul to Dingle:

Quiet country roads lead to a picturesque cove and the ruins of Minard Castle, sitting prominently on a hill, overlooking a gorgeous little bay with views across the Irish Sea to the Iveragh Peninsula. It is one of only three of the mid 16th century Fitzgerald's Castles on the Dingle Peninisula with substanial remains. After a brief tour, we leave to pass by St. John the Baptists Well and on over country roads and farmland until we reach an old railway viaduct on the right, we then pass through the hamlet of Lispole to the Garlinny and Owenalondrig Rivers where we turn and walk north for a short while. The roadside is dotted in ancient ruins as we walk up some steep ground to open views over the Iveragh Peninsula and Skellig Micheal. Walking over rough pastures and by farmhouses we end up in the colourful fishing and market town of Dingle. Time to explore it's world famous streets and harbour.

 

Tour Details:

Date: All year-weather dependent

 

Duration: All Day

 

Meeting Point: Killarney

 

Walk Distance: 20km Approx - easy grade

 

Price: €130 - includes transport and Tour Guide

 

 

Dingle to Dunquin:

From Dingle to tranquil Ventry, we walk along undulating roads until we reach it's gorgeous beach. We continue on over mixed terrain for some time and on to steep ground on the exposed hillside, behind us the views reach to Ventry and Dingle harbours. As we continue westward we start to see the most southerly outliness of the Blasket Islands, followed by Great Blasket itself. After cresting another ridge, we dip into a wide valley, densely filled with archaeological remains, over 500 features including many clochans. We then cross the watercourse via stepping stones and head for the rocky shoulder of Mount Eagle. We then descend over a stile to a craft shop before we aim for Slea Head. Walking directly above Coumeenoole Bay, overlooked by the jagged cliffs of Dumore Head, we pass by old stone cottages to the shingle shore where we cross a stream, walk uphill and then arrive at the Great Blasket Centre. This walk is one of the most beautiful walks on the peninsula and is steeped in history, it's description cannot emphasise the beauty to be found.

 

An option available is to take the ferry to the Blasket Islands from Dingle Harbour and complete the Blasket Island Tour (Route 1), returning by ferry to Dunquin later that evening.

 

Tour Details:

 

Date: All year-weather dependent

 

Duration: All Day

 

Meeting Point: Killarney

 

Walk Distance: 20km Approx - easy grade

 

Price: €130 - includes transport and Tour Guide.

 

Dunquin to Ballycurrane:

Travelling on minor roads and boreens leading to coastal paths, then fine beaches and clifftop pathways, this is an outstandingly scenic day and one of the most memorable you will ever experience. The secluded beach walks, rich history, spectacular views and rugged landscape are so beautiful and rare that it will leave you wondering if you have found heaven. We choose between a number of routes to the town of Ballycurrane, we walk along the sandy shore of Wine Strand after visiting Dun an Oir, an Iron age fort, and then we find ourselves in the fishing port of Ballydavid, and not far from breath taking coastal pathways and magnificient views. Our walk then heads inland to Feohanagh and onto Ballycurrane.

 

Tour Details:

 

Date: All year-weather dependent

 

Duration: All Day

 

Meeting Point: Killarney

 

Walk Distance: 28km Approx - easy grade coastal walks

 

Price: €130 - includes transport and Tour Guide.

 

Ballycurrane to Cloghane:

One of the tougher routes, but equal in it's beauty and richness. With a steep ascent of 650m and long descent, this route is by far the most dramatic and challenging day. Crossing the shoulder of Brandon Mountain and descending to Brandon Bay, we are rewarded with more magnificient views, all the time stunned at it's rugged beauty. When we look back from the lower slopes of Mount Brandon, we can see Ballydavid Head, but we keep walking along an old British military pathway, onto the col near the summit of Masatiompan. We cross a stile and wander to thw Ogham stone on it's far edge and hear it's story. We descend some steep ground into the wide valley and head towards the Owennafena River. We continue on tarmac to Brandon Point overlooking Brandon Bay. We finish with an easy walk to the village of Cloghane, via Cappagh, all the while admiring the stunning views towards Castlegregory.

 

Tour Details:

 

Date: All year - weather dependent

 

Duration: All Day

 

Meeting Point: Killarney

 

Walk Distance: 21km Approx - Moderate to Strenuous

 

Price: €130 - includes transport and Tour Guide

 

Cloghane to Castlegregory:

We walk along quiet country roads, the shores of Brandon and Tralee Bay to the town of Castlegregory. We walk along Ireland's longest beach with it's fine seascapes including offshore, The Maharees. At the start we cross small rivers, flowing down from the surrounding mountains to our right, and find ourselves on this sandy beach heading towards Scraggane Point, some 12km ahead. The beach is full of interest, with seaweed, shells, pebbles, drifts, crab skeletons, flotsam, oystercatchers, and perhaps horses racing! It is lined with sand dunes covered in marram grass and set in the background are superb mountain views. Once we leave this beach, we head for Scraggane Bay, where nearby traditional namhogs are still made - leather boats! We then leave the beach at Kilshannog, where a ruined church holds a 7th century cross with Greek engravings. We continue along Castlegregory's sandy beaches for a number of kilometres until we reach Fitzgerald's shop. Here we rest after an amazing day!

 

Tour Details:

 

Date: All year - weather dependent

 

Duration: All Day

 

Meeting Point: Killarney

 

Walk Distance: 21km Approx

 

Price: €130- includes transport and Tour Guide

 

 

Castlegregory to Tralee

This walk takes us through Camp and along the lower slopes of the Slieve Mish Mountains, into Blennerville and on to the town of Tralee. We pass through fields and brambles to make our way by the enigmatic Aughacasla standing stone. We continue along a beach and head eastward around the broad head of Carrigagharoe Point, where we turn right through a gap in the cliff. We walk along varied terrain and landscapes until we reach the tall holly and birch around the long-deserted hamlet of Killelton with it's historic church. Then come more streams, gates and stiles, boreens, roadways and paths all the while admiring views over Derrymore Island. After a short climb we come to the valley of Curraheen River, with Blennerville Windmill as a landmark. From some points we might see Mount Brandon as we look back towards Catlegregory, but we keep walking to Blennerville where we rest shortly before finding a canal path which will lead us into the beautiful town of Tralee.

 
Tour Details:

 

Date: All year - weather dependent

 

Duration: All Day

 

Meeting Point: Killarney

 

Walk Distance: 27km Approx

 

Price: €130 - includes transport and Tour Guide

 

 

 

  • Backpack
  • Hillwalking boots (waterproof and durable)
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers
  • Warm fleece - layers are best!
  • Warm hat, gloves, spare socks, water, lunch and snacks for the day, camera and case, binoculars and a small first aid kit.
  • Additional Info: bring any additional clothing you can carry to ensure you are comfortable

 

 

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