The last link in the circular Dingle Way route, the section between Castlegregory and Camp is short and relatively straightforward.
Keep a look out for remnants of turf cutting as you walk through a flat area of bogland before following another 7km stretch of coastline along the seashore to Camp. Buses run from Camp to Tralee (approximately every 25 minutes).
Whether you fancy a coffee and cake to refuel or a savoury sandwich to go, Sandy Feet Farm and Cafe may be worth the small detour.
A large portion of the Dingle Way is on minor, low-traffic roads. Where there is no pavement, you should walk on the right side facing the oncoming traffic, except where the road bends right when you should cross over to the other side. Stay alert to vehicles around you and be prepared to step into the verge if necessary.
The trail is often rocky and uneven and can be slippery when wet. Wear appropriate footwear and take care with your foot placements, particularly at the end of the day when you may be tired. Walking poles can be useful on some of the steep ascents and descents.
The weather can change quickly. Be sure to pack appropriate clothing in your day-bag.
Today's route involves beach walking on your way to Camp. The sands should be safe to walk on, but if you are not sure, take the dunes or wait for a safe passage.
Tips and hints
Points of Interest
Aughacasla Standing Stone
The standing stone is 4 m in height and some say that its carved top resembles 'Bart Simpson', although not sure about the latter, it is a remarkable local heritage site. The site is in close proximity to the golden beaches of Tralee Bay and on a level coastal plain. The base has three rectangular steps that have been added to the base and local folklore believes that priests were buried underneath.
Food and Drink
There are a few small restaurants in Aughacasla which you will pass through on your way to Camp. And if you don't mind the small detour, there is Sandy Feet Farm and Café. This is a family-run open farm and café serving coffee and cake, or soup and a sandwich (https://sandyfeetfarm.ie/). If you wish to stop by Sandy Feet Farm and Cafe, follow the signs for Shore Acre Caravan Park and turn right down the road as signposted.
Please bear in mind that restaurants and/or cafes may be closed when you visit so it is advised to always bring enough snacks and water for the duration of your journey. Your accommodation may be able to arrange a packed lunch for you.
Camp, where you will finish your walk, has shops, bars and restaurants, as well as Tralee.
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Bring appropriate footwear, preferably walking boots with good grip and ankle support.
Bring waterproof jacket and trousers, even where the weather forecast makes this appear unnecessary.
Walking poles may be useful on some of the steep ascents and descents.
Food for the duration of the hike two litres of water is recommended.
A powerbank and phone cable may be useful if you are navigating using your phone. Phone batteries are less effective in cold weather.