Castlegregory to Tralee

Distance: 27km | Ascent: 300m | Time: 8.5hrs

The final section of the Dingle Way sees a long stretch back to Tralee. With Castlegregory behind, the trail heads in a south-easterly direction through a flat area of bogland where remnants of turf cuttings can still be seen. There are several caravan parks along this section.

After around 3.5km the trail very briefly joins the main Camp to Castlegregory road for 200 metres. This is a good opportunity to avail of the local shop for topping up on supplies for the day. Once having left the main road the Dingle Way makes its way back to the sea and follow another 7km stretch of coastline along the seashore. During high-tides there are parts of this section that can't be walked and a small detour up along the tops of the cliffs will become evident. These cliffs are only a few metres high.

Having bypassed Camp Village the Dingle Way comes off the strand and traverses the busy Tralee-Dingle Road and heads up to the lower slopes of the Slieve Mish Mountain range. This section was walked at the outset of the journey, only this time things are going in the opposite direction. Nine kilometers of open mountainous terrain sees the view of Blennerville and its distinctive windmill landmark gradually get closer and closer.

Rejoining the quiet back road, the Dingle Way comes down to meet the busy Dingle Road and in through Blennerville. If you are walking during the summer months a great treat to finish the walk is to take the final two kilometers of trail on the magnificently restored steam train that leaves Blennerville opposite the windmill. Otherwise, the last part of the Dingle Way follows the canal path back into the centre of Tralee.

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