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Looped Walks

Looped Walks

Lúb na Cille

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Dunquin
Kerry
Republic of Ireland

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A-B. Leaving the car park of The Blascaoid Centre, turn left and follow the green arrow for 200m to reach a crossroads. Cross the road with caution and follow the green (and yellow) arrows uphill on a narrow roadway. The yellow arrows are for the long-distance Dingle Way - you will be overlapping with it for a short distance. After 500m the roadway rounds a right bend - watch for a sandy lane on your left. Turn left here. After 30m veer right at a Y-junction and continue to follow the green and yellow arrows as the loop ascends gently to reach a ‘crossroads’ of lanes where the Dingle Way goes straight - but you turn left.

B-C. Follow the sandy lane as it takes you around a large rocky outcrop (An Mionnáin Mor) and then descends to reach the R559. Cross the road with care and descend gently to reach a track that runs parallel to the coastline. Be aware that there are cliffs on your right as you follow the path for nearly 1km to reach a dilapidated building which served as the schoolhouse in the film Ryan’s Daughter. At the end of the building there is a spur to your left to St Gobnait’s Well (50m) and St Gobnait’s Church (Cill Gobnait) 100m. The loop continues straight on.

C-D. After 100m the loop joins wire fences and follows them along the indented coastline for nearly 1km - be aware that there are cliffs on your right. At the end of this section you exit a kissing gate and join a sandy roadway at a footbridge. Turn left here.

D-A. Follow the sandy roadway uphill for 200m to reach the trailhead!

Descriptions
Ascent

130m/100m

Distance

5km

Estimated Time

1hr30mins – 2hrs

Grade

Easy

Minimum Gear

Hiking boots, raingear, fluid and mobile phone

Grid Ref - OS Sheet 70, Q317 013

Services

The Blascaoid Centre, Dun Chaoin (1km), Dingle (20km)

Terrain

Minor roads, sandy paths, coastal tracks

Trailhead

Car Park at The Blascaoid Centre, Dun Chaoin, Co Kerry

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