This is a walker's paradise.
The Dingle Way actually passes the Park entrance on its 110 mile trail to Dingle and back to Tralee. On its way it crosses a shoulder of Mount Brandon (Ireland's second highest mountain) and offers every kind of terrain including beach, mountain and glorious scenery.
The tradition of pilgrimage to Brandon Mountain dates back to the earliest times. The Pilgrims Route follows the Saints' Road from Ventry Strand to the grotto at the foot of Brandon Mountain and winds its way among the fuchsia hedged fields between the sea and the mountain. The area is rich in bird and plant life, and heritage sites along the route include the famous Gallarus Oratory. Although the traditional pilgrimage extended to the summit of Brandon Mountain, the route ends at Ballybrack. The mountain is hazardous, has steep cliffs and is prone to sudden disorientating mists, and walkers proceed to the summit entirely at their own risk.
In addition to these two way-marked routes, there are many other walks all around the peninsula that will suit every ability and age. Information and locally-produced maps and booklets on these walks can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centres in Camp, Annascaul, Dingle, Cloghane and Castlegregor
Cycling the Dingle Peninsula has always been recognised as the ideal way to experience the area's breathtakingly beautiful views while pedalling through a combination of dramatic mountain climbs or flat valleys that stretch for miles.
There are a number of established bicycle rental outlets dotted around the peninsula where bicycles can be hired by the day or for longer periods. You'll be happy you left the car or bus behind as you explore the many ancient archaeological ruins and savour the superb coastal scenery at a leisurely pace.
Statue of Tom Crean
Caherconree, one of the highest of the Slieve Mish Mountains, can be climbed from Camp.
Beenoskee and Stradbally Mountains can be conveniently climbed from Stradbally village, three miles from Castlegregory.
Cloghane is the best centre for climbing Brandon Mountain.
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