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Walk of the Week: The Dingle Way, Ireland

Welcome to this week’s, Walk of the Week. Our tour development department are always unearthing new trips to interesting and hidden regions, but we never just keep our focus on the new. Sometimes we give our established trips a bit of a spruce up, to make sure we showcase the best of a region that is just too beautiful to miss out on. The team have worked their magic and recently revamped the beautiful Dingle Way in Ireland.  

In a Nutshell

•    Distance: 80 - 178 kilometres •    Grading: Moderate National Geographic Traveller described the Dingle Peninsula as ‘the most beautiful place on earth,’ which is pretty high praise.  The walking here is a mix of coastal and mountains and really shows off the rugged natural beauty of the area.

Where is it?

Down in the south-west corner of Ireland you will find the Dingle Peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic.   The Dingle Way looks like a leaf on a stalk, taking you in from Tralee and then round the coast of the peninsula, stopping in delightful little country villages and seaside towns. SS_Dunquin_bay

Why walk it?

Some of the most glorious beaches you will ever see are located along the Dingle Way, blending the white sands of the Caribbean with the drama of Yosemite.   There are remote sections where it will just be you and the ever-changing scenery through to long stretches of countryside strewn with the ruins of 2,500 year old forts and beehive huts. Ireland is famous for it’s hospitality and ‘the craik’ in the local pubs.   On this trip you are getting to experience one of these corners of Ireland where life still moves at the same relaxed pace that it has always gone at.   Where people are so friendly that you don’t realise how long you have been in their company.  Dingle itself has a mere 53 pubs, so you will be spoilt for choice that night for a place to meet the locals.

Planning to Walk the Dingle Way

Macs adventure have a range of itineraries on The Dingle Way depending on how many days you wish to walk. All the trips include accommodation, baggage transfer each day, and all the route notes and info you’ll need. The walking holiday is available from March to October, though we would suggest somewhere in between those two months to get the best of the weather.  Contact info@macsadventure.com if you’d like more information.SS_mount-brandon-dingle We hope this has given you an urge to delve further into the joys of the Dingle Peninsula and experience all the wonder it has to offer.
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