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Walking Routes

The Dingle Way:


A coastal walk with wonderful vistas which is 180kms in total. Gormans is situtated where the Dingle way comes off the cliff between Baile na nGall and Feothanach.

The Pilgrims′ Route:

Starting at Ventry, this ancient route follows the footsteps of the monks to the top of Mount Brandon.

Mount Brandon:

Gormans stands at the foot of Mount Brandon which rises to 952m. Called after St. Brendan the Navigator, it is Ireland′s second highest mountain.
There are two routes from here up Mount Brandon. Both are marked for walkers:

1. From the car park in Baile Breac to the summit, following the Pilgrims′ Route and ‘The Stations of The Cross’. There is a tradition of making the stations of the cross to the summit on Good Friday.

2. You can also walk up the shoulder, from Baile na hAbha over near Cuas or Brandon Creek from which St. Brendan is said to have set sail to discover the Americas. This route is part of The Dingle Way.

The Clifftop Walk:

This is a jewel right on our doorstep, listed by Conde Nast as one of the most beautiful walks in the world. It is a 3km walk from Gormans along the cliff to Baile na nGall, where there is a small harbour and a couple of small beaches. On the outward walk to Baile na nGall there is a beautiful view across Smerwick Harbour to The Three Sisters. Each curve in the path on your return reveals equally beautiful views of Ballydavid Head and Mount Brandon.

The Dingle Way and Pilgrims Path Circular Route from Dingle:

A walk of approx. 4 hours taking in some quiet country lanes, hillwalking, archaeology, beach and cliff. Not to mention the flora and fauna and the spectacular views. Starting at Gormans you walk along a little used road with beautiful hedgerows up to Cráilí. There you join The Pilgrims Path over the hill and down to Cill Maolchéadair where you can view the church, The Alphabet Stone and The Sun Dial stone. Next stop is The Chancellors House and then on to Cathair Deargan Ring Forts. Continuing along The Pilgrims Path you come to Gallarus Castle and on to Gallarus Oratory. On your return you pick up the Dingle Way on Muiríoch Beach, walking on to Baile na nGall and along the cliff home to Gormans.

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