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Address: An Daingean | Co. Kerry, Ireland
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Mount Brandon is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon on Dingle! The climb begins right away, trekking through sheep dotted countryside. The 360 degree views from the summit are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jackson, WY
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Jackson, WY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mount Brandon is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon on Dingle! The climb begins right away, trekking through sheep dotted countryside. The 360 degree views from the summit are breathtaking and well worth the effort. Bring a layer, the wind on the summit can be aggressive.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

A climb over the mountain was part of our Dingle Way walk. The climb up was well marked and very steep but offered great views back over the bay.. The climb is 650m high. The way down was a lot more challenging, a lot of pretty steep, rocky, boggy areas. we found that we were looking at best way down... More 

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upstate NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Luckily we had a good day for this climb. It was clear at the top when we headed off. The trail is well marked, so getting lost will not be a problem. Even though it was a dry day the trail is wet. Some of the trail is in or very close to running water. I loved that the stations... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Mount Brandon or Brandon is the highest peak on the Dingle Peninsula. Tack on approximately 30 minutes driving time after visiting Connor Pass and be prepared to negotiate some of the smallest roads you'll encounter in Ireland. The trek is well worth it given the fantastic view of the water below, Dolphins, sheep grazing and an opportunity to trek up... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The trailhead to Mt. Brandon is about a 15 minute drive from Dingle. I drove from Dingle on 459 towards Feohanagh. I took a right at the road with the small Mt Brandon sign. This narrow road leads to the trailhead. There is a parking lot at the end of the road. I set my watch and started on the... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The climb up Mt Brandon is steep but easy to navigate following crosses and white markers all the way. After cross 4, we entered the clouds and had no views for the remainder of the climb. Strong wind and rain at the summit but still worth the effort. We were very grateful for the white markers on the descent, as... More 

Thank Eliza2B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We hiked Mount Brandon on a whim, not knowing what we were getting ourselves into. But it turned out to be a fantastic hike! Straight uphill most of the way, hopping over rocks, to the summit. There were people of all ages and fitness levels on this hike, though it was quite the workout for even someone fit. There are... More 

Thank Morgan618cs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were unfortunate with the weather. It was raining and a heavy mist. We climbed Mount Brandon which was a good challenge, particularly the last 100/150 meters, quite steep getting up and down. Due to rain and the heavy mist there was no view from the top. Very pleased to have climbed it!!! The website guide said it was a... More 

Thank Kevin O
Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We were lucky enough to have a sunny, clear day during our hike. Started in the An Fhaiche car park and wended up and up through sheep pastures at first, and then the upward part of the mountain. The hike up really got our blood pumping (not a bunch of gym nuts in our group :P ) but with stops... More 

Thank Colleen Q
County Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

The most difficult part was the first section to the 2nd cross, I didn't think I could carry on. I was with a gang we all cheered one another on. It was challenging in parts, its not something you can really prepare for as the are various surfaces. Soft, boggy parts, shingle, mud, water, large rocks etc. It s spectacular... More 

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