Welcome to West Kerry

Walking in West Kerry

 

The Dingle Peninsula is a kind of paradise for walkers. There are lots of lanes and pathways away from traffic where you can walk for hours, along cliffs, up and down mountains and hills, on beaches and near the sea. 
 
Linear walks
 
There are two way-marked walking routes, the Dingle Way/Slí Chorca Dhuibhne and Cosán na Naomh/Pilgrims' Route.
 
The Dingle Way – Slí Chorca Dhuibhne 
This is a 153km circular walking trail. The walk begins and ends in Tralee, taking in most of the towns and villages of the peninsula and featuring hill walking and coastal paths.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overview map:
 
Detailed maps of the various sections of the way can be downloaded from here:
 
The Pilgrims Route - Cosán na Naomh covers some 18 km (11 mi.) and connects many of the early Christian sites for which the Dingle Peninsula is renowned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maps of the route:
 
 

Looped walks

There are a number of shorter, looped walks in the peninsula.

 

Cosan Cuas na nEighe
Length (Kms): 2.80
Grade: Easy
Estimated time: 1hr
Starts and ends at car park at Clogher Beach.
 
Siuloid a' tSais
Length (Kms): 12.70
Grade: Strenuous
Estimated time: 4hr
Starts and ends at Car Park, Brandon Point
 
Siuloid na Cholmain
Length (Kms): 7.75
Grade: Easy
Estimated time: 2hr 30min
Starts and ends at Ceann Tra / Ventry
 
Siuloid na Cille
Length (Kms): 3.50
Grade: Easy
Estimated time: 1hr 15min
Starts and ends at Ceathru an Fheirtearaigh
 
Glanteenassig-Lough Slat View
Length (Kms): 0.30
Grade: Buggy and wheelchair friendly
Estimated time: 10min
 
Glenteenassig-Mountain Access Trail
Length (Kms): 1.60
Grade: Moderate
Estimated time: 40min
 
Glenteenassig - Lough Caum
Length (Kms): 2.00
Grade: Moderate
Estimated time: 1hr
 
Glenteenassig-River Trail
Length (Kms): 1.10
Grade: Easy
Estimated time: 30min
 
Heritage Walks
Siúlóidí Oidhreachta
 
 
Museum Chorca Dhuibhne have designed three heritage walks centred on the village of Ballyferriter/Baile an Fheitrtéaraigh that allow the visitor to discover many of the antiquities of the area. They are:
 
Slí Ghallarais (12 km/7.5 miles)
 
Slí an Mháimín (8.5 km/5.2 miles)
 
Slí na nDúnta (8.5 km/5.2 miles)
 
Full colour guide maps to the three routes available here:
 
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