The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast. Moreover, it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture. There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments. This mountainous finger of land, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, has supported various tribes and populations for at least 6,000 years.
Because of its remote location and lack of specialised agriculture, there is a remarkable preservation of over 2,000 monuments. It is impossible to visit the Dingle Peninsula and not be impressed by its archaeological heritage, which ranges from Prehistoric times through the Early Christian period to the Middle Ages. This is the landscape that offers a wonderful variety of beach, loop and linear walks, with many connected by the ‘string of pearls’ that is the 173km way marked way – The Dingle Way.
Walking and Hiking at Inch
There are some great routes that take in the village of Inch. By walking the 5km beach itself, it is a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery and the wide-open spaces with lots of fresh air. Pure natural wellbeing! You can also connect with the Dingle Way Trail as the Camp to Annascaul section runs directly through Inch.
Inch Beach House Bed & Breakfast can arrange guided walks including a packed lunch or maps and advice should you wish to go it alone.