Dingle Peninsula Walks
No other area in Ireland offers the variety and quality of walking trails and routes as the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland’s most westerly dramatic peninsula. The Dingle Peninsula is a paradise for walkers. Most of the routes are on small, quiet roads and trails, far away from the hustle and bustle of life.You can walk for hours along these lanes and routes, in peace and quiet. There are trails that will bring you up and down mountains and hills, along beaches and strands, and across seaside cliffs. All walks in the area will give you the time and peace to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the area.
THE DINGLE WAY –
One of Ireland’s most renowned walks is a 112 mile trail that winds up and down the peninsula via beaches, cliffs and hedged livestock paths. The diversity of different landscapes is the reason why the Dingle Way is such a popular trail. It never takes long before a turn in the path reveals a dramatic change of scenery.
From walking in the foothills of Slieve Mish to crossing the shoulder of Mount Brandon, from the crashing waves of the Atlantic at Slea Head to the tranquil setting of pastoral farmland and on to lonesome strands of golden beaches on the Maharees. The Dingle Way invigorates the senses.
GLENTEENASSIG FOREST - is located just 2 minutes from our Holiday Village and boasts some of the most spectacular views. With easy access, it offers great board walks and is a special spot for picnics and strolls.
FERMOYLE STRAND - is located a short distance from our Holiday Village and is Ireland’s longest beach, 11km, running from Fermoyle and stretching out to the Maharees to the north.
With similar characteristics to Inch Beach on the south of the peninsula, Fermoyle Strand is sandwiched by the dramatic and beautiful sand dunes of the coastline and the endless string of thunderous waves of Brandon Bay crashing ashore to the north.
For more information on walks and trails on the Dingle Peninsula, please visit: www.dingle-peninsula.ie and www.dingleway.net
Walking Advice for the Dingle Way & Peninsula
- COUNTRYSIDE CODE
Respect the people who live and work in the countryside.
Respect private property and farmland as well as wildlife and the entire rural environment. Do not light fires.
Take all litter home. Leave no trace of your presence, request that others do likewise.
Leave gates as you find them - open or closed.
Always use gates and stiles in preference to fences, hedges or walls.
On country roads walk in single file, on the right hand side.
Plenty of activities in the area
Beaches:Our area has the largest number and longest beaches on the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee Bay provides safe waters for all the family whilst Brandon Bay is a mecca for windsurfers having hosted the World Championships in 2001 and 2002. Sandy Bay Beach provides one of the only beach based water sports facilities in the country with kids/teens clubs and activities
Things to do in Castlegregory:Castlegregory Village & The Maharees (2.5km from Village): Pubs, Music, Restaurants, Links Golf Course, PADI Scuba Dive Centre, Surfing, Windsurfing (World Championships 01’ 02), Sea Angling, Lake Fishing, Pony Trekking, Kitesurfing, Sandy Bay Water Sports Centre: Pedalo, Banana Boat, Sail Boats, Water Skiing, Body Boarding.
Things to do in Dingle:Dingle Town (20 minutes from Village): Funghi the Dolphin, Dingle Aquarium, Dingle Horse Riding, Archaelogical Tours, Slea Head Tours, Pubs, Music, Cafes, Restaurants, Arts & Craft Shops.
Things to do in Tralee:Tralee Town (15 minutes from Village): Shopping - Town Centre and Manor West Shopping Centre, Siamsa Tíre Folk Theatre, Aqua Dome, Multi Screen Cinema, Windmill, Kerry County Museum, The Playdium.