"The Dingle Way Challenge" makes a welcome return after a two year absence on Sunday 5th June. This is a really important fundraiser for the Club and we ask all our members to encourage family, friends and work colleagues to participate.
Discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula and enjoy a great day of walking and talking with friends, old and new, with options for all, from the casual walker to the Ultra enthusiast.
Early Bird option: €45 before the 1st May; €50 from the 1st May.
When Registering please indicate which option you are most likely to undertake as this will help in the planning of transport and food requirements
Option 1 (46Km – Ultra Route):
The Ultra route takes in all 3 sections of the 2022 Dingle Way Challenge. The bus from St. Pats Club will leave at 5:45am, pick-up at the Junction Bar at 6am. Walking to commence at 6:30 am approx.
Section A - Glenahoo to Annascaul (13Km)
This historic valley route, Macha na Bó Trail, passes over the fabled Wolf Step river crossing. The harsh ascent on the Glenahoo side is rewarded with stunning views and a rapid descent to Annascaul Lake and onwards to Annascaul Village. Take time here to avail of the refreshments before continuing on the next section from Annascaul to Camp.
Option 2 (33Km – Standard Route):
The standard route takes in sections B and C of the 2022 Dingle Way Challenge starting in Annascaul. The bus from St. Pats Club will leave at 7:30am, pick-up at the Junction Bar at 7:45am. Walking to commence at 8:15am approx.
Section B – Annascaul to Camp (17 Km)
This section of the route will take walkers via famous Inch Beach, along past the Maumnahaltóra Peat Bogs before reaching a height of 235m as it crosses a saddle between the peaks of Corrin and Knockbrack and from there a descent to Camp School for a break for refreshments before tackling the final section from Camp to Blennerville.
Option 3 (16 Km Camp to Blennerville)
Walkers intending to do this section only will have to provide their own transport to the start point at Camp where they will sign in /register.
Section C - Camp to Blennerville (16Km)
As the Dingle Way passes the entrances to several impressive glacial valleys, a number of rivers including Derrymore River, Derryquay River and Curraheen River make their way towards the sea. These are easily crossed by either bridge or stepping stones. Features of interest to keep an eye out for along this mountain section are the preserved ruins of Killelton Oratory and an old Victorian-era reservoir that used to supply water to Tralee. At Tonavane the route follows the public road to St Pats in Blennerville where walkers can enjoy some refreshments and rest.
Registration can be completed on www.eventbrite.ie page https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dingle-way-challenge-2022-tickets-311793321217 or on the club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com.