If you have had way too much of Dingle’s fine restaurants and fun pubs here are some suggestions on how to get back on your fitness track.
Check out The Skellig Hotel (20 min walk- see below for directions) who, in addition to a Gym, also offers fitness classes and a swimming pool. See here for more info.
Run Walk Run
In and around Dingle are great routes for you to walk or run. One route takes you around the town (40 min walk / 20 min run). Head out the front door of Harriet’s Cottage, go left to the top of the street and left again on the main road. Continue on this to the bottom of the hill and take a left at the roundabout. This brings you back in to Dingle. Stay going straight until you Murphy’s Ice Cream (Sorry!!) and then go left up Green Street. Go passed the Church to the top of the street and then left on Main Street. This brings you back to the Cottage. If you use the WalkJogRun app (click here) a route has been created within that takes you on the Dingle Mini Marathon route (6.2 miles) see here. Another option (half run/half walk) takes you to Beanbawn (60 min walk / 30 min run). Go out the front door and take a right down Main Street until you hit the bottom (at The Droichead Beag pub). Go right on to The Mall and then left at the roundabout. Continue and before the next roundabout take a right down to the Skellig Hotel. Follow the shoreline path that takes you out to the mouth of the harbor. Reverse route to take you home.
Hop on a Bike
Cycling the Dingle Peninsula has always been recognized as the ideal way to experience the area's breathtakingly beautiful views while pedaling through a combination of dramatic mountain climbs or flat valleys that stretch for miles. There are a number of established bicycle rental outlets dotted around the peninsula where bicycles can be hired by the day or for longer periods. One we recommend and which is only a 4 minute walk from Harriet's Cottage is Paddy's Bike Shop. If you would like to have a guide join you check out here. A good article (by John Spender of The Cyclist Magazine) to read about cycling in Dingle can be found here. You can also check out and download his GPS route here.