Eask Tower Dingle walk was on our Dingle itinerary, as a “must-do hike in Dingle”. The hike to Eask Tower is a short walk through a farmer’s field that gives amazing views and is family-friendly.
Eask Tower Walk Facts
- 2.4km out and back walk
- Start the walk here
- Quite steep at the start but Zig-Zag trails make it easier
- Allow 1.5-2 hours to walk it and enjoy the views
- Stunning views at the summit
- Limited Parking, 5-6 car spaces
- Not Dog friendly
- €2 fee per adult- Kids go free
- The farm owner collects the fee but also provides some great Irish humour
- Farm owner lets you use their water to wash shoes at the end
Our Eask Tower Walk Experience
We started our hike to Eask Tower, late in the evening with the hope to try to get some kind of sunset. As we parked the car, the farm owner came out to collect the fee and provide us with lots of great stories. The kids loved chatting with her.
Starting the walk to Eask tower Dingle
The walk starts off by walking through a field owned by the farm lady. The walk is steep and filled with sheep poo but that adds to the whole experience. You pass through some gates before getting to the start of the Zig-zags.
When we reached the zig-zags it doesn’t seem as steep and we quickly reached the top section of the walk, where we could see the tower. We walked across the top of the hill until we reached the tower.
Luckily for us, an American family were also at the top at the same time and took a family photo of us, which we rarely get.
At the top, we relaxed and had a small picnic looking at the sunset over County Kerry and the Dingle peninsula.
Kids walking to Eask Tower
Our kids love the walk to Eask tower. Our 5-year-old ran to the top on her own. Our 3-year-old, did get carried at steep sections. We still bring our Deuter kids comfort for these sections to give her little legs a break when she needs it, our 1 year old got a free lift up and back with her Mammys Ergo carrier.
Summary of Dingle Family Walk
An easy 2.4km walk to Eask Tower and a true hidden gem of a walk. We highly recommend it. Our kids loved this walk.