Sheep's Head, Co. Cork

Rinn Mhuintir Bháire, Co. Chorcaí

The Sheep’s Head Way loops around the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, Co. Cork following the network of roads and trails over mountains and hills. The 88km circuit starts and stops in Bantry passing through the villages of Kilcrohana, Ahakista and Durras during the journey as far as the lighthouse on the headland. There are a number of historical and archaeological landmarks.


Views include Dunmanus and Bantry bays, the Beare Peninsula, Mizen Head, the Atlantic Ocean and the mountain ranges of Co. Cork. Hillwalkers can complete the course of the Sheep’s Head Way over a number of days with stages averaging about 20 km while staying overnight in local accommodation. The varied terrain rising above 300m includes rocky slopes, moor and farmland with many native birds and wild flowers to be seen.

Walkers are advised to take due care when using paths on high ground and along cliff ledges.

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