If you fancy escaping in the New Year to recharge your batteries and start the year off refreshed and full of energy, then why not consider a break in our holiday homes Dingle Peninsula or the Iveragh Peninsula in Kerry, Ireland.
There is plenty to see and do in both the Dingle and Iveragh Peninsula and the local environments offer great places to get back to nature. By far the best way to explore the area and breathe in the spectacular natural scenery to be found here is to explore by foot.
The areas offer a wide range of gentle pursuits as well as more thrilling activities, so whether you fancy taking on a mountain climb, an interesting coastal boat trip or simply roam the many quaint little villages and towns to be found here, the Dingle and Iveragh Peninsula offer plenty of inspiration.
Walking the Wild Atlantic Way
There are plenty of walking and hiking routes to be found around the Dingle Peninsula and the area is especially well known for being a particularly spectacular part of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW), Ireland’s famous coastal route that stretches a very lengthy 1600 miles (2600 km)
While the WAW is one of the worlds longest defined coastal routes in the world, winding its way along the entire West Coast of Ireland, it is the section of the walk that spans the Dingle Peninsula that attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year wanting to explore the wild and rugged coastline.
Behind every hidden bend of the coastal path, you can find a treasure waiting to be discovered, whether it is one of the enchanting seaside villages along the coast or an ancient monument with a history buried in the depths of a time long forgotten.
Walking The Dingle Peninsula WAW
The Dingle Peninsula is lined with seemingly never-ending sandy beaches reaching from the north near Castlegregory to the south of the peninsula. Heading along the coastal path to Dingle town you walk over the Connor Pass, Ireland’s highest mountain pass.
The path leads you along a very varied route that is quite narrow in places but always gives you some truly breathtaking views to take in and marvel at.
This area is a true paradise for those who love walking and hiking because it delivers those willing to explore the route some of the most spectacular coastal and mountain scenery in the whole of Ireland.
It is no wonder that the Dingle Peninsula attracts thousands of avid climbers, walkers and hikers from all over the world each year, yet despite its popularity remains largely unspoilt and wild.
Fancy a more sedentary walk?
If you don’t feel up to hiking the whole Dingle Peninsula section of the Wild Atlantic Way, then there are a variety of different walks available in the area that take in some of the splendour of the WAW without quite so much physical effort.
There are gentle beach walks and sloping areas that can be explored along many of the internationally recognised waymarked routes. You can pick up self-guided walking maps from many local places and there are fully guided walks available where you can learn a lot of history about the area while taking in the sighs at a more leisurely pace.
Many shorter walks take in many local villages as well as some very dramatic scenery offered along the Dingle Peninsula.
The Dingle Way Walk
We highly recommend that you take in at least one of the parts of the much larger Dingle Way walk during your stay in the area. It may well tempt you to return again very soon to take in another section of the walk, which at 176 km /109 miles long can take up to 7 or 8 days to complete if you were to attempt the whole walk end to end.
The Dingle Way is a good walk to choose simply because it is very well serviced. A lot of the route is along tarmac roads which makes walking easy. You will pass through many picturesque villages where a wide selection of local food and drink will be available.
Why not take a look at our range of holiday homes that are available in Dingle that you can book that sit on or very close to the trail. You can book a holiday home that is a mere stone’s throw away from the route.
Holiday Homes Dingle
Luckily, Stay YNA have a range of holiday homes situated along the Wild Atlantic Way that you can use as a very comfortable base for your walking holiday in Dingle.
We offer good discounts for January especially if you want to book for more than a week or two, so a month’s rental is really cost-effective. This makes it even better value for money if you want to make the most of your time in Dingle.
You can take a look at our wide range of amazing holiday homes situated in and around Dingle. We have something suitable for everyone no matter whether you fancy a solitary escape to blow away the cobwebs and recharge your batteries, or you have a very active family that need a breakaway to run wild and burn off some energy.
As well as Dingle, the Iveragh Peninsula also has a range of walks and beautiful scenery to embrace if you choose to stay here. Iveragh is home to Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest mountain, making it the backbone of County Kerry. With lands full of lakes, woodlands and sandy beaches, this is the perfect place for those who love to explore the outdoors.
There are a large range of scenic walks to talk whilst staying in Iveragh Peninsula and also some beautiful locations within a short drive, such as Killarney, the Gap of Dunloe and Glencar, where you can go climbing if you’re brave enough!
As well as having beautiful scenery, this Peninsula also has heaps of history. You can visit the birthplace of “The Liberator” Daniel O’Connell in Cahersiveen as well as Derrynane House and National Historic Park.
Of course, to visit all of these places, you will need somewhere comfortable and cosy to retire to after a busy day exploring, that’s where we come in. Stay YNA have two holiday homes located in the Iveragh Peninsula.
Our Inis home sleeps up to 8 people and combines elegance, comfort and space that is perfect for a big group of friends or family but also cosy enough for two of you who want a beautiful place to stay.
Our Fisherman’s Rest home is aptly named as it is looking right on to the sea, If you step out the door and across a narrow road you are on a pebbly beach, more sandy when the tide is out.
Feel free to call our friendly team on +44 (0)203 397 7903 or email us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss your Dingle holiday accommodation needs.
Don’t forget about our special ‘January discount offers’! Do not hesitate to contact us to find out what special deal we can work out for your New Year break in Dingle.