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“A special place” 5 of 5 stars
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Loch An Duin
Connor Pass Road | Cloghane, Dingle, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #63 of 73 Dingle B&B and Inns
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“A special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I find walks like this to be amazing. There is no real trailhead, you just park on the side of the road, walk through a sheep stile, and head out. There are trail guides to be had, and using them, as well as having gone out there 6-7 times, I still mess up every time.
The walk is best going up the trail leaving the lake to your left, and heading around. There are ancient remnants of runes in stones on the ground if you pay attention. As you go along the lakes edge you can note the Island in the lake, which was a fort of sorts in times past (no archeological lessons here) You can see remnants of beehive huts, and ground alters. You arrive at the face of the valley, where a falls comes down the face of the valley to the lake. There are some water crossings, knee deep if you want to take off boots, or you can hop from stone to stone, for the nimble of foot. As you round the lake you will find the beehive huts up on the hillside. there is also a mini monument of the past era in the form of Brandon Mt. , if you stand behind it, you note it is in the silhouette of the mountain. As you walk back out, the chances of loosing the actual trail are pretty good. I speak from experience. The trail is marked by posts set within sight of each other, all the away in, and out. If you loose the trail, you will get out with no problem, aside from tramping through overgrown gorse, nettles and such. I'm no amateur trekker, so I always laugh at myself for getting off trail almost every time. Some mad man in a pub, about 15 years back turned me on to this walk, and told me, if you go out to Loch Au Duin alone "you get the power" . The place has a special feel to it, and I know what he means.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Address: Connor Pass Road | Cloghane, Dingle, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
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Ranked #63 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Dingle
Number of rooms: 27
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