Options and Cost:

  • 7 Day – €585 pps Single supplement: + €200
  • 8 Day – €635 pps Single supplement: + €235

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The Sheeps Head Way

Self Guided Walk on the Sheep’s Head Way in Ireland

Tour Description

sheeps head way map

The Sheep’s Head Way – Ireland

The Sheep’s Head Way is a long distance walking trail in West Cork in Ireland. It was put together by the local farmers and landowners in the region to help promote this small Peninsula for walking and they also won a European destination of excellence award. It’s a loop multi day walk that is traditionally walked in a clockwise direction.  The trails are approx 150Km of way marked ways.

The Peninsula is the smallest of the peninsulas in this part of Ireland. It sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean and is easily walked across from one side to the next in one day. As well as the Sheep’s head trail they are also many other looped walks that can be easily done in a few hours.  It is a long the Wild Atlantic Way with the town of Bantry sitting at the top of the Peninsula.

The trail is along the coast usually giving you great views across the sea to the other Peninsulas and surrounding parts of Kerry and Cork.

There are some beautiful small towns along this part of Ireland with unusual names for this part of the world. There are also some great local arts and crafts as this part of Ireland attracts many artists and creative types. There are also some very tasty local produce Cheese with Durrus being about the most famous, which is a delicious soft white cheese and a definite to taste while you are there.

We organise a 7 and 8 day to give you the nest of the region and also some time to enjoy it. We can of course offer a shorter or longer stay of walk along this way.

Both walks start and finish in Bantry and if you do have time Whiddy Island is also well worth a visit which is just a short ferry from Bantry Pier.

Included in costs:

  • Guest Houses or B+B’s with breakfasts
  • Detailed maps, Sheep’s Head route notes and Water Proof Map Cover
  • Luggage Transfer each day. So you only carry a small pack while walking.
  • Phone support along the way.(Accommodations and pickup numbers)
  • All Information on public transport required will be given.
  • Information on what to see and do in places visited.
  • Information on places to eat and drink.

Optional Extras:

  • Pickup can be arranged from Cork / Kerry Airport for start of walk or end of walk.
  • Extra accommodation before or after this trip can be arranged for you.
Itineraries

Of course we can shorten or extend these Itineraries to suit you.

7 Day – Sheep’s Head Way
Day 1: Arrive in Bantry.
Day 2: Bantry – Glanlough 17Km
Day 3: Glanlough – Cahergal 19Km
Day 4: Cahergal – Kilcrohane.
Day 5: Kilcrohane – Durrus 20Km
Day 6: Durrus – Bantry 16Km
Day 7: Bantry

Cost: €585 per person sharing
Single supplement: + €200


8 Day – Sheep’s Head Way
Day 1: Arrive in Bantry.
Day 2: Bantry – Glanlough 17Km
Day 3: Glanlough – Cahergal 19Km
Day 4: Cahergal – Kilcrohane.
Day 5: Kilcrohane Rest Day
Day 6: Kilcrohane – Durrus 20Km
Day 7: Durrus – Bantry 16Km
Day 8: Bantry

Cost: €635per person sharing
Single supplement: + €235

What to Bring

Some Extras You may need to Pack for Your Walking Trip

  • Good Walking boots
  • Walking Socks with lining.
  • Walking Trousers (Not Jeans)
  • Day Back Pack (25L)
  • Raingear,
  • Good walking Jacket,
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sun Cream
  • Torch
FAQ

Q. How do we get to the Start of our walk?

A. All the information to get you to the start of your walk will be given to you, ie, bus times, train times etc. We can also organise a transfer for you from Airports or accommodations.

Q. What about the walks and fitness levels?

A. The terrain of this walk is from forest tracks, to open hillside, old roads, country lanes, beaches and Irish Bog.

The walks are generally of a moderate level with approx 15 – 20Km per day walk.
It is possible to have your day shortened by letting us know and we can organise transfers to shorten the walk for you

Q What is the Accommodation like?

A. We use a mix of Guesthouses on these Self Guided Walks as we believe they give you a more personal service and many of them will provide you with a packed lunch and a hearty breakfast before you start your day. They are also locals to the area and know the best places for music, food and drink.

  • We choose our accommodation very carefully and have known the owners for many years now and have built up a close relationship with them
  • We can depend on these accommodations to give you the best service and assistance with any queries you may have.
  • The accommodation providers are well used to guests arriving after a day’s walk and know that they want somewhere comfortable to relax and freshen up.
  • They are all fully qualified and recognised accommodations with Tourism Ireland

Q What is the food in Ireland like and where would we get evening meals?

A. In many of the towns along the way, there is a choice of restaurant or Pub (Pub cuisine in Ireland is fantastic now with a wide variety of food at a high quality in most).

  • Breakfasts are included and there is a wide selection to choose from including a Full Irish, fruit, cereals, breads etc.
  • Lunches for the walks: Some of the accommodations may provide a packed lunch for you. If not they will let you know of a close by Deli or shop where you can have one made up the way you would like it.
  • Evening Meals In most towns there are restaurants and Pubs, the sea food on the Dingle and Kerry Ways is excellent as the fish is fresh from the Atlantic
  • Dietary requests such as Vegetarians or Gluten free can be catered for with prior notice, although many locations in Ireland are well used to specific foods .

Q. Can we have our luggage transferred each day?

A. Yes your luggage is transferred each day and will be at your next accommodation before your arrival. So you can shower and freshen up quickly after arriving

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