Annascaul walks is a small friendly walking club in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula, where brooding mountains, stunning coastlines and fast flowing rivers provide magnificent year round walking.
The club embodies the adventurous spirit the friendly humour and the co-operative nature of Annascaul’s famous son, Tom Crean the antarctic explorer.
The club holds two scheduled walks each Sunday, meeting at Hanafins bar on the main street. We extend a warm welcome to individuals and clubs of all ages and abilities to join us on one of our walks or to follow one of the many trailed walks in the area.
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Night Walk on Meelin Hill
7.30 pm €5
Enjoy an amazing walk by torchlight with the twinkling lights of Annascaul on one side and the reflecting splendour of the waters of Dingle Bay on the otheras we scale the three small hills separating the village from the sea. -
9 am 6hrs
Beenoskee is a steep majestic peak dominating the middle of the Dingle Peninsula. We make a loop of the peak by climbing from the ancient mountain pass route of Macha na Bó to the summit of 750m and taking in the front peaks of Glenteenassig and Dromavalley before a steep decent of the Carraigblather cliffs. This is a strenuous but truly memorable days climbing.
B: Macha na Bó
10 am 4 hrs
Macha na Bó or “The pass of the cows” was an important mountain pass linking Castlegregory on the north side of the peninsula to Dingle. Retrace the steps of the Hussey clan fleeing from the horror of Cromwell’s army as we cross the mountain taking in the Wolfs crossing, the Economic war bridges and the ruins of the O Donnell homestead. This is a walk through 500 years of settlement history on our Peninsula.
C: Annascaul lake loop
This is a road walk from the village to the haunting majestic beauty of Com Dubh lake visiting the birthplace of the international sculptor Jerome O Connor and the resting place of our famed Arctic Explored, Tom Crean.
Easy 3 hrs
A: Mount Brandon.
We climb Kerry’s holy mountain from the Faha (Cloghane) side, climbing alongside pater nosta lakes and the very steep Esk at the valley head. Our descent is on the north ridge to Más Thiompáin and along the majestic headland to Sróin Bróin
Strenuous 5 hrs
B: Acres Hill/Minard Castle.
Acres hill at just under 1000ft is the three peaks of today’s climb. Enjoy tremendous sea views of the Blaskets, Valentia & the rugged Dingle coastline, before exploring the historic Minard Castle, pilgrim well and sandy beach.
C: Maum Loop
This road walk is for the archaeology & history buff, passing on its way, ring forts, square forts, the stage stop of the Dingle Railway, a wheel mill, the setting for the playboy of the western world film, a standing stone and fairy fort.
Easy 4 hrs
Inch beach is a 3 mile sandbar jutting out into Dingle Bay with a magnificent dune system and a tremendous variety of marine and coastal life forms.
Easy 3 hrs
All walks are guided and include transport and refreshments upon return.
A: €20. B: €15. C: €10
2 days €30
3 days €35