Across Northern Mt Brandon Ridge

  • Mt Brandon from Dingle Way - © William Mackesy
  • Slievanea - © William Mackesy
  • East from above Brandon Bay - © William Mackesy
  • Mt Brandon from Dingle Way - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Mt Brandon from Dingle Way - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Mt Brandon from above Brandon Bay - © William Mackesy

Key information: Across Northern Mt Brandon Ridge

  • The Dingle Way’s crossing of the northern slopes of Mount Brandon is a delightful and very varied walk across its flanks high above the sea before dropping to Brandon Bay.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating85
  • Note: Negs: likely bad weather

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 24 km
  • 6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: 700 m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Slievanea - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

The Dingle Way’s crossing of the northern slopes of Mount Brandon (Dingle Way [link] day 6) is a delightful walk, climbing from the ancient farmland to the west of the northern, seaward end of the wild Mount Brandon [link] ridge, then rambling across its flanks high above the sea before dropping, with gorgeous eastward views, to Brandon Bay.

This is the finest section of the Dingle Way, but also quite tough walking in bad weather.

After a gentle time on pretty fields, the Way swings across the northern slopes of Mount Brandon; initially with huge views back to the Three Sisters and out to sea, then coming inland to cross a col at 660m between Masatiompan (763m) and the high Brandon ridge which is marked by an ancient Ogham stone. Thence a delightful descent and traverse to pretty Brandon town on the Bay of…er…Brandon. A gentle 6km gets you to charming Cloghane.

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Mt Brandon from Dingle Way - © William Mackesy

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