Trip: Dingle Peninsula Walk & De-stress Week
Altitude: 520m/ 1695ft
Route: See Itinerary for Daily Routes
Date: All Year Round
Duration: 7-8 hours with 4-5 hours of daily walking
Grade: Walking - Moderate
Price: Contact us for details
Join Pat Falvey on a Walking De-Stress Break which will give you an adventurous trip into the land of blue-gold hills and sandy beaches, of glorious waterfalls, hidden bays, wondrous rock formations, caves, arches, busy harbors and wayside pubs. A land dappled with heather, primroses, bluebells, foxgloves, fuchsia, and smiling faces to welcome you. This peninsula that inspired films like "Ryan's Daughter" and "Far and Away" has much to offer people in search of something different.
You can choose a 2 day, 6 day or 8 day itinerary that best suits you and your needs from our itinerary.
Spend time in a place rich in tradition, literature and culture, where native Gaelic prospers alongside modern languages, where the perfect harmony created by nature restores the spirit. Where you can relax and savor the scenery, the flora and fauna, the art, the crafts, the culture, the archaeology, the wine and food, or just meet the people – the choice is yours!
Bain blaise as dhraíocht leithinis Chorca Dhuibhne, áit a bhfuil áilleacht chreagach, sléibhte maorga, tránna geala gainmheach, easanna aoibhinn, bánna ceilte, cuanta gnóthach agus tithe tábhairne beoga. Tá abhar iontach anseo ar leithinis Chorca Dhuibhne (áit a bhí mar ionspioráid ar scannáin cáiliúla ar nós "Ryan's Daughter" agus "Far & Away", dóibh siúd ag lorg eagsúlacht saoire den scoth.
Ní áilleacht tíre amháin atá i gceist anseo ach éagsúlacht beatha agus saibhreas oidhreachta, cultúrtha agus teanga – teanga a labhartar go forleathan i measc an phobail mar gnáththeanga laethúil. Tá cáil idirnáisiúnta bainte amach ag leithinis Chorca Dhuibhne de bharr a cultúr, a saibhreas ceardaíochta agus ealaíne agus de bharr feabhas agus blastacht a cuid bia agus fíona. Tig leat aoibhneas a bhaint as áilleacht saibhir an dúthaigh agus an dúlra, áit é seo threamhrach an t-suaimhnis. Is leatsa an rogha!
• Ferries to islands
• Transportation to/from walks
• B&B in top quality Irish homes and hotels (3* & 4* standard)
• Dinners in some of Irelands best restaurants, including such famous restaurants as The Half Door & Doyle’s.
Minimum of 6 people per trip.
We meet in Killarney on the evening before Day 1 (Thursday)
Day 1 Friday:
Trip: Connor Pass/Dingle (Habitat: Mountain /Heath)
Route: Dingle town- Old Butter Road to top of Connor Pass. From here, there are some of the most spectacular views of Dingle harbor, spread out below to the west and down to the dunes and beaches of The Maharees to the North. From here we climb up along the Connor Pass Ridge, descending back to Dingle.
Day 2 Saturday:
Trip: Mount Eagle (Habitat/Coastal Mountain)
Route: Dingle- Ventry- Mount Eagle- Slea Head- Coumeenole Beach- Ventry. The western most extremity of Ireland is at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula in the ancient parishes of Corca Dhuibhne. For todays walk we will make our way west of Dingle, out to the village of Ventry/Dun Chaoin. We will follow the rough track up to the top of Mount Eagle and from here we will follow the ridge and drop down to Slea Head. We will then walk by road to Coumeenole beach which was used in the movie Ryan’s Daughter. We will then walk back to Dun Chaoin where we will be picked up and brought back to Dingle.
Day 3: Sunday:
Trip: Blasket Islands (Habitat - Island)
Route: Blasket Islands. An island walk has a unique charm- that feeling of being far removed from the outside world and the toil of your daily existence. Today we will travel out to Dun Chaoin where we will embark on a 20 minute boat ride that will take us to the larger of the Blasket Islands: the Great Blasket. This is a delightful circular walk around the steep cliff rimmed and heather clad hills of this most westerly of mountainous islands. When we finish our walk you can relax and enjoy one of Ireland’s scenic beaches.
Day 4: Monday:
Trip: Ballydavid Head Coastal Walks (Habitat - Coastal Cliffs)
Route: Feohanagh- Coastline Cliffs- Beenmore- Feohanagh. The rocks of Kerry are as old as life itself, and where better to start to discover it than at the beginning - where the volcanic rocks formed more than 400 million years ago and now form the path solidly beneath your feet as you walk along the tip of the Dingle peninsula. On this walk we will begin in the small village of Feohanagh, 7 miles from Dingle and under the shadow of Mt Brandon. (Ireland's 2nd largest peak) This is a moderate circular walk that follows an ill-defined path along the coastline cliffs. We will climb up to the top of the headland, and along to one of the old watchtowers used during the war. The views from along the cliffs are quiet spectacular. We will finish at the peak of Beenmore and make our way back to Feohanagh.
Day 5: Tuesday:
Trip: Dingle to Slea Head (Habitat - Coastal)
Route: The Kerry Way - Dingle - Ventry Beach - Slea Head. This is a varied walk of hill, beach, and track following the Kerry way. We begin just outside Dingle town, following track and road to the top of Ventry Beach. Across to Slea Head, skirting the side of Mount Eagle. We finish at Slea Head.
Day 6: Wednesday:
Trip: Anascaul (Habitat - Mountain Peaks)
Route: Anascaul - Lake and Mountain Track. This walk begins in the village of Anascaul, the birth place of the renowned Artic Explorer, Tom Crean. We will proceed up to Anascaul lake, lying north of the
village. This is a moderate climb up a fine old green road. We will complete this circular walk around the mountain top and back down to the lake.
Day 7: Thursday:
Departure for home. Additional Options: Cloghan/Brandon, Com A Lochaigh, a great example of glaciating and The Maharees, a area of great coastal dunes walks.
Due to the nature of Irish weather our walking holidays will have a number of options that we can alter depending on the condition.
If we are going to an island we will be able to alter our walking days to pick the best time to take advantage of sea conditions. We will also be able to alter high level walks to coastal walks depending on conditions on the hills.
Walking boots, warm layering system, Wind/rain proof jacket and pants, warm hat and gloves, small day bag to carry rain gear. If you are going on a hike for more than 4 hours, we recommend that you carry a packed lunch and plenty of water. We can organise this for you for an additional fee.
First Aid Kit: We suggest bringing a small personal first aid kit.