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The Dingle Way

Probably the best way to soak up the Dingle Peninsula’s dramatic, shifting landscapes is to walk all or part of the waymarked, 180-kilometre Dingle Way, which begins in Tralee, heads west to Camp, then loops round the rest of the peninsula, via long, sandy beaches, the steep north face of Mount Brandon and most of Dingle’s major sites and villages. The whole thing can be done in seven or eight days, catching a bus out towards Camp on the first day to avoid repeating the stretch between there and Tralee. An excellent website, whttp://www.dingleway.com, provides trail descriptions, maps and full details of walker-friendly accommodation, offering services such as luggage transfer, evening meals and packed lunches, along the route. OS 1:50,000 map no. 70 covers most of the route, with the eastern end of the peninsula on no. 71.