Welcome To The Annascaul Walks Website.
Annascaul walks is a small friendly walking club in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula, where brooding mountains, stunning coastlines and fast flowing rivers provide magnificent year round walking. The club embodies the adventurous spirit the friendly humour and the co-operative nature of Annascaul’s famous son, Tom Crean the Antarctic explorer.
The club holds two scheduled walks each Sunday, meeting at Hanafin’s bar on the main street. We extend a warm welcome to individuals and clubs of all ages and abilities to join us on one of our walks or to follow one of the many trailed walks in the area.
A wonderful location for walkers…
Annascaul provides a wonderful location for walkers to enjoy the unique attractions of West Kerry. Annascaul provides easy access to the Slieve Mish mountain range that forms the dramatic backbone to the Dingle Peninsula. As well as a number of local way marked routes, the Dingle Way passes through Annascaul and Inch. Mount Brandon, the second highest peak in Ireland is little more than a stones throw from the village.
Walking in the area provides for a rich mixture of views. From the rise above Annascaul Lake you can see the full vista of Dingle Bay across to the Blasket Isands, back over to Brandon Bay and Mount Brandon and along the rich valley of Annascaul to Minard Castle and Bunaneer.
From the same vantage point, which is one of many, you can see the rich pre-and early-Christian archeological history to be found in the land and landscape of Annascaul and Inch.
The area has one of the richest concentrations of ring forts (lios) and standing stones (gallán) in Europe. Nearby is Inch Strand (Trá na Ins), which, as well as being a location for the filming of Ryan’s Daughter, is a European protected habitat.