Ireland – Sheep’s Head Way – 6 Day – Independent Walking Holiday
The Sheep’s Head Peninsula is in the south-west of county Cork. It must be the least visited part of Cork which adds to the remarkable personality of such a particular place. The highest point on the is Seefin Hill at 345 m.
DAY 1 ARRIVE AT CORK AIRPORT AND TAKE BUS TO BANTRY
You can also arrive in Dublin or Shannon airport but it will be a longer bus ride. Bantry town the ideal location to start your journey in Ireland’s southwest. It sits in the bay that separates the Sheepshead and Beara peninsulas.
DAY 2 BANTRY TO GLANLOUGH Distance: 16 km, Ascent: 280 m, Walking time: 4.5 hours
On the first day you will walk from Bantry to Glanlough viewing Bantry Bay and Whiddy island. On the trail you will walk on a gorgeous ridge before making your way down into Glanlough.
DAY 3 GLANLOUGH TO KILCROHANE Distance: 13 km, Ascent: 385 m, Walking time: 4 hours
This walk gives you the choice to follow Gortnakilly ridge up to Seefin Mountain, the highest point of the peninsula, or you can follow the lower path. Both paths end up in Kilcrohane village.
DAY 4 KILCROHANE TO DURRUS Distance: 17 km, Ascent: 280 m, Walking time: 5.5 hours
Today’s trail takes you along unruffled trails and meandering roads to Durrus. You will see standing stones, wells and burial grounds, signs of the activity from pre Christian times.
DAY 5 DURRUS TO BANTRY Distance: 17 km, Ascent: 190 m, Walking time: 5 hours.
On the last trek to Bantry, you move away from the coast and climb Barr na Gaoithe, the travel down small country roads into town, through the gorgeous grounds of Bantry House.
DAY 6 / DEPART
Depart from Bantry, and begin the journey home.
Tour Pricing & Dates
6 Day Tour – €450 pps
Single Supplement – +€200
Dates – March to October
Difficulty – Easy
Accommodation – B&B
- 5 nights B&B
- All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
- Detailed route notes and Ordnance Survey maps
- Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
- Luggage transfers daily while you walk
- All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
- Full back up service should you require it while on our tour
Additional services available
- Packed Lunches
- Evening Meals