An Article by Louise Kennedy from the Independant.ie – 28th September 2021
A remote Irish hiking trail has been named as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Kerry’s Dingle Way, a 162km long-distance route around the Dingle Peninsula, is the world’s 34th most photographed trail with 96 photos per mile, according to Instagram data.
The research, conducted by outdoor sports specialists Zalando, analysed nearly five million Instagram hashtags from the world’s most famous hiking trails.
“As people look to reconnect with the Great Outdoors following months spent at home, walking holidays are set to be the choice of getaway for many this year,” a spokesperson for Zalando said.
“This year has seen spikes in online searches for ‘best hikes’, with up to 89pc the number of searches when compared with 2019.
“As Ireland’s most photogenic hiking trail, the Dingle Way offers a diversity of landscapes, from awe-inspiring mountains to glistening waves,”
The trail is a circular route that begins and ends in Tralee, with village stops for refreshments along the way.