Dingle Way Highlights

A self-guided walk around the ancient villages and spectacular rocky coastline of the Dingle Peninsula.

7 nights
70 miles
Moderate / Demanding

From £715 per person

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About this route

The Dingle Way Highlights trail takes in the most fascinating section of the Dingle Way, showcasing a wealth of local history and Irish culture.

Starting on the shores of Dingle Bay, the trail heads across the peninsula and visits a series of historic sites, such as the 16th century castle at Minard. The walk wanders along sandy bays and old military roads, and explores the ancient landscape of Slea Head, complete with impressive 'beehive' huts perched on the hillside.

There are also plenty of amazing settlements to explore, including Dunquin, a Gaeltacht village where the Irish language has survived and traditional Irish culture still thrives. 

Dingle Way Highlights map
Circular trail beginning at Annascaul
70 miles (111 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Getting into the spirit of adventure while exploring Annascaul, the birthplace of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.

Discovering ancient 'beehive' huts, a 16th century castle and a 10th century monastery along the trail.

Enjoying the spectacular landscape, with views of dramatic mountains, rugged cliffs and sandy bays. 

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
DINH A circular trail beginning at Annascaul 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding£715

Dingle Way Highlights 7 nights, 6 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Important information

To ensure that you are accommodated within close proximity of restaurants, cafes or pubs for your evening meal, our preferred itinerary for the Dingle Way does involve some short transfers. These are all pre-arranged and included in the cost of the holiday.

All information regarding transfers will be included in your holiday pack, but if you would like more information prior to booking, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Start

Travel to Annascaul where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Annascaul to Dingle. 13 miles (21km)

Day 2

Dingle to Dunquin. 12 miles (19km)
Due to a lack of accommodation in Dunquin you will be accommodated in Dingle. Transport is provided to take you from Dunquin to your accommodation and return you to the path the following morning.

Day 3

Dunquin to Ballyferriter. 12 miles (19km)

Day 4

Ballyferriter to Cuas. 10 miles (16km)

Day 5

Cuas to Cloghane. 14 miles (22km)

Day 6

Cloghane to Annascaul. 9 miles (14km)

Finish

Depart from Annascaul after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Dingle)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 7 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Taking an extra night can give you more time to pause and experience more in the wonderful towns and villages along the trail. Whether you choose to visit some of the local attractions, or to rest your aching feet, a rest day is a wonderful way to extend your holiday.

Cloghane would be a good choice for an extra night if you wish to climb Mount Brandon or enjoy the Sauce Creek circuit.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Dingle)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 69.5 miles (111 km)
Duration: 7 nights, 6 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 9 miles (14 km)
Maximum daily distance: 14 miles (22 km)
Code: DINH Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Annascaul
End of holiday: Annascaul

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airport is Kerry. Kerry Airport is only a short trip from the nearest train station, from where you can catch the train to Tralee.

By Rail - Farranfore rail station is approximately 1.3 km from Kerry airpport. The nearest railway station to the start/end of the trail is at Tralee, about 20 miles away.

By Bus - Various bus services run to/from Annnascaul including from/to Tralee.

From Dublin - There is a train service between Dublin and Tralee. Buses run between the centre of Dublin and Dublin Airport.

The Dingle Way Highlights is a circular trail, starting and ending at Annascaul.

For planning journeys by public transport in Ireland, please visit: www.journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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