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The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas

  • Publisher: The Collins Press
  • Author: Adrian Hendroff
  • Pages: 154 (Full Colour)
  • Dimensions: 13 x 20.5cm
  • Published: 2011 (1st Edition)
  • Retail Price: €14.99

Adrian Hendroff is noted for his ascent of all of Ireland's 212 mountains over 2,000ft. In this book, he has put together a total of 28 walks that take in many of the big peaks spanning across these three peninsulas in the South-West of Ireland. There are 9 walks on the Dingle Peninsula, all of which are convenient to the Dingle Way (with a little assistance from local B&Bs in some cases).

In addition to full-colour photos, a basic map gives an overview for each of the routes but the correct OSI Discovery Series Map is needed when out on the walk itself. Discovery Map 70 covers 8 of the walks on the Dingle Peninsula, with the final one being on Discovery Map 71. An alternative, which covers 5 of the higher altitude walks, is the Brandon Mountain Map. This weatherproof map is on a scale of 1:25,000.

As many of these routes are in remote and rarely visited parts of Kerry, it is essential to have the required map-reading and navigational skills. The routes described do not follow signposted trails.

Walks on the Dingle Peninsula include...

  • Circuit of Mount Eagle
    Distance: 11.5km | Ascent: 500m | Time: 3¾-4¾hrs
    Start Point: Dunquin / On the Dingle Way
  • Reenconnell Hill
    Distance: 3.5km | Ascent: 205m | Time: 1-1½hrs
    Start Point: 12km to Ballydavid / 4.5km from Dingle Way
  • Masatiompan and Piaras Mór
    Distance: 10km | Ascent: 800m | Time: 3¾-4¾hrs
    Start Point: 2km to Cuas / On the Dingle Way
  • Brandon Mountain, Brandon Peak and Gearhane
    Distance: 10km | Ascent: 980m | Time: 4-5hrs
    Start Point: ½km to Cuas / 0km from Dingle Way
  • Ballysitteragh, Beenabrack and An Bhinn Dubh
    Distance: 11km | Ascent: 610m | Time: 3¾-4¾hrs
    Start Point: 5km to Cloghane / 5km from Dingle Way
  • Beenbo, Slievenagower, Slievenalecka and An Cnapán Mór
    Distance: 17km | Ascent: 900m | Time: 5¾-7hrs
    Start Point: 9km to Cloghane / 9km from Dingle Way
  • Lough Anscaul, Cnoc Mhaoilionáin and An Bhánog Thuaidh
    Distance: 10km | Ascent: 650m | Time: 3½-4½hrs
    Start Point: 6km to Annascaul / 0.5km from Dingle Way
  • Beenoskee, Stradbally, An Com Bán and Binn an Tuair
    Distance: 15km | Ascent: 910m | Time: 5¼-6½hrs
    Start Point: 5km to Annascaul / 0.5km from Dingle Way
  • Caherconree, Baurtregaum and Scragg
    Distance: 11km | Ascent: 930m | Time: 4¼-5¼hrs
    Start Point: 8km to Tralee / On the Dingle Way

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