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Dingle Way

Feohanagh to Cloghane

  • 21 km / 13 miles /Ascent: 650 metres
  • 7 hours
  • Strenuous

The trail begins in Feohanagh, on the western side of Mount Brandon. Shortly after the start of the trail, it goes off the surfaced road and onto an old green road that goes northeast to Cnoc na mBristí. The climb to the shoulder of Mount Brandon crosses the saddle between Mas an Tiompáin and Piaras Mór, on which there is an ancient ogham stone.

The descent of the mountain can be dangerous during periods of heavy rain, frost or fog. Walking sticks are advised. The walk down slowly changes into a more gradual gradient as it follows down the valley.

After the climb to Más an Tiompáin and the long decent and walk out to the gate at Teer, many might take the short cut and exclude the 4km walk down into Brandon village. This is a mistake as the village contains the tranquil setting of Brandon pier, where a dip into the sea and some good food and a pint can be found almost all year round. The trail concludes in Cloghane after a 6km walk from Brandon pier all done on a tarmacked road.

Cloghane to Castlegory

  • 29 km / 18 miles /Ascent 50 metres
  • 7 – 8 hours
  • Easy

The Dingle Way continues from Cloghane to Castlegregory over the undulating road that arrives at the car park at Fermoyle beach after 3.5km. Once arriving at Fermoyle beach the Dingle Way continues along its length which, at 11km is claimed to be Ireland’s longest beach. Check out the Fermoyle Beach Walk on this site for further details.

At the end of the beach, the walk continues through the small community of Fahamore, before the trail bends around Scraggane Bay and along the east side of the Maharees Peninsula, which forms one of the few Tombolas in Ireland. The peninsula consists of sand dunes and wild beautiful beaches for much of its length and has a world-renowned reputation for its superb coastline, blue flag beaches and large Atlantic swells. The walk finishes in the busy village of Castlegregory. and onto another beach for 2.5km finishing the walk on a tarmac road into Castlegregory.


What people are saying about us

  • Character building hike

    Started from the faha carpark by the grotto, through sheep pastures up to the stony narrow walk along the edge of the valley. There’s a bit of scrambling on the vertical rise from this point up to the top, then a short walk along the top to the peak.

    J Sheehan

    – May, 2022

  • A nice hike in rain and sun.

    Great mountain to climb research the routes the tourist route is ok but the other routes can be more challenging but great views of Tralee bay.


    – July, 2021

  • Lovely

    Absolutely stunning! Breath-taking views (which I partly saw on google as it was covered in clouds in a day we went there. Well marked so it is hard to get lost. The first part (app. 1,5km) can be slightly hard and long, but it gets better later

    Anna M

    – July, 2021

  • Great climb, with varied terrain

    Really nice climb to the summit, with an easy to follow trail. Just go up by the grotto at the start and you can’t go wrong. Varied terrain and beautiful views throughout, keeping things interesting for the 4 hours round trip. Highly recommended.


    – September, 2019

  • Stunning

    Spectacular views – take the time to climb around everything that you see. From the top, you will have a great view – maybe a low cloud sitting between two ridges?

    Frederick, MD

    – September, 2019

  • Great walk up Mount Brandon

    What a special place!! It’s a bit of a hard walk up, but the white posts and crosses mean you can’t get lost when the mist descends. Epic views and very atmospheric in the swirling mist on the day we were there. But folks… Please! Please! Take home your orange peel and banana skins! They don’t belong strewn on top of such a beautiful mountain.

    Sam V

    – June, 2019


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