The Dingle Way

The Dingle Way
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
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Trailhead Review

The latest edition of the Dingle Way was updated in 2016. It is one in a series of books documenting long-distance international walking trails by Scottish publishing house Rucksack Readers.

Beautifully presented in a spiral-bound format, this book comprehensively covers all aspects of the Dingle Way in 64 full-colour pages. A fantastic selection of high-quality photographs are found throughout the whole book. A fold-out map at the back of the book breaks down the entire route over four pages and highlights points of interest which are adjacent to the trail. The cover and inside pages are all waterproof which particularly suits the unpredictable nature of Kerry weather.

The Dingle Way book is divided into three main sections. The first deals with preparation for the trip. This includes notes on different travel options, tips for novice walkers and understanding safety in the mountains. The second section is an overview of the Dingle Peninsula and gives a good appreciation of the geology, history and wildlife in the area. An additional walk to the Blasket Islands comes recommended and is accompanied with relevant notes. The final section is made up of point-to-point instructions to aid in the navigation of the trail.

Book Contents


Planning and Preparation

Planning to Walk the Way

Elevation, Pace and Waymarking

Beach Walking, Tides and Stream Crossing

Mountain Code

Safety and Weather

New to Long Distance Walking?

How Long Will it Take?

Travel Planning

What is the Best Time of Year?

Responsible Walking; Dogs


What to Bring

Packing Checklist

Kilometers and Miles, Metres and Feet

Background Information


History and Culture

Geology and Scenery

Habitats and Wildlife

The Blasket Islands

Daily Stages

Tralee to Camp | 17.5km

Camp to Anascaul | 17km

Anascaul to Dingle | 19km

Dingle to Dunquin | 20km

Dunquin to Ballycurrane | 28km

Ballycurrane to Cloghane | 21km

Cloghane to Castlegregory | 29km

Castlegregory to Tralee | 27km


Further Reading and Contact Details

Glossary and Pronunciation Guide



Book Details

Title: The Dingle Way
Author: Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
Published: 2016
Edition: 2nd
Cover: Paperback
Printed Pages: 64
Illustrations: 70 Full Colour Photos
Maps: Fold out map at a scale of 1:115,000
Size: 22cm x 14.5cm
Postal Weight: 200g