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Dingle Way
Sandra Bardwell  
UK price £11.99
64pp, 145 x 220mm, 180g

Dingle Way

(2nd ed)


Sandra Bardwell

"The indispensable guide for the Dingle Way" - Washington Times

The Dingle Way runs 111 miles (179 km) around Ireland’s beautiful Dingle Peninsula. It starts and finishes in Tralee, accessible by train or bus from Dublin and from Kerry Airport. The complete walk takes most people eight days, but it can easily be shortened.

The Dingle Way follows country lanes, quiet roads and cliff-top paths, punctuated by long stretches of glorious beach walking. It offers spectacular seascapes and mountain views. The peninsula is rich in wildlife, archaeology and charming Irish pubs.

This guidebook was fully revised in early 2016 for several route alterations, remeasured distances, additional Gaelic placenames, altered ferry arrangements and fresh photographs.

Update 3 July 2019: we are down to our last copy of this guidebook. If you don’t need it before August, we suggest you await the revised edition that is already at press. However, even if our last copy has gone, we may still be able to help: please Contact us .


This contains all you need to plan and enjoy the Dingle Way:

  • the Way in sections, with summaries of distance, terrain and where to find food and drink
  • concise background on pre-history, heritage and wildlife
  • information about climbing Mount Eagle and Mount Brandon
  • a special feature on the Blasket Islands
  • planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
  • drop-down map of the Dingle Way in four panels (1:115,000)
  • in full colour, with 70 photographs
  • on rainproof paper throughout.
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Extract from planning (pp5-10)
2.5 The Blasket Islands
3.4 Dingle to Dunquin
  • Gallarus Oratory, near Murreagh, Dingle

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Clogher Head and Sybil Point, Dingle

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Clochans (beehive stone huts) near Slea Head, Dingle

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Towards Great Blasket from near Dunquin

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Coumeenoole beach, famous as a location for the film "Ryan's daughter"

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • North-west from the Dingle Way toward Sybil Point

    © Jacquetta Megarry

Gallarus Oratory, near Murreagh, Dingle

© Jacquetta Megarry


From Irish Mountain Log, Summer 2014, page 51

Rucksack Readers is a specialist guidebook publisher with a very creditable range of products. These include four guides to Irish long-distance walks, one of which is the Dingle Way , which I used myself some years ago, and found to be one of the best walking guides I had ever handled.

Margaret Tees, inveterate long-distance walker with North West Mountaineering Club

Online review on

The detail in this book convinced us that we could actually go do the trek. We bought two other books on walks in Ireland and none of the others were nearly as good as this one for the Dingle Way. The others were more overviews. This was a very specific trail guide with precise distances, markers, turns etc.

Amazon customer (verified purchase)

From the Washington Times Special 22 July 2006

The indispensable guide for the Dingle Way ... 64 water-resistant pages in a ring binder, with color photos and good maps.

Excerpt from "Footprints on Dingle" by Peter Bridges

Online review on

Very useful guide with excellent, clear directions (in big enough type to read without my reading glasses!). Clear maps, though numbers on the contour lines and grid references are missing, so the nerd part of my character was occasionally frustrated. Interesting background info about the fauna and flora, plus history makes it more than just maps with instructions. Fold out format of maps on strong card withstood gale force winds! Good value for money.

Stephen Lustig, London

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I bought a copy of this before hiking the Dingle Way in Ireland. It's a good guide and I gave it to another hiker when I finished. When I got back home to the US I purchased a second copy to show friends and family the route. It has beautiful photos and background/historical information in addition to the route info.

Tracey M on

Online review on

Compact, informative, good maps, fits in jacket pocket and waterproof, easy to fold and unfold. It is coming with me to the Dingle peninsula this April. Nice product.

boatnut on

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