Walking the Sheep's Head Way

Main Route and 17 Loop Walks

The Sheep's Head Peninsula is the smallest of the five fingers of land stretching out into the Atlantic on the south west coast of Ireland. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty recognised as a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route.

Following the Sheep's Head Way main trail and 17 loop walks, Amanda Clarke accompanies you around the peninsula. She shares her  exploration of this unique area with maps, photographs, essential information and personal observations of its rich historical and archaeological legacy and abundant flora and fauna.

This book is an essential companion for walkers, lovers of wild unspoilt landscape and anyone wishing to unwind, enjoy beautiful scenery and discover everything that rural Ireland has to offer.

Walks Featured

Main Route

  • Banty to Boolteenagh | 7.3km
  • Boolteenagh to Glanlough | 6.7km
  • Glanlough to Seefin | 11.0km
  • Seefin to Cahergal | 4.8km
  • Cahergal to Tooreen | 8.0km
  • Tooreen to Letter West | 6.7km
  • Letter West to Kilcrohane | 8.1km
  • Kilcrohane to Ahakista | 6.5km
  • Ahakista to Durrus | 12.0km
  • Durrus to Barnagheehy | 10.0km
  • Barnagheehy to Bantry | 11.0km

Loop Walks

  • Rooska Loop | 13.9km
  • Whiddy Island Loop | 1.6km
  • Gortnakilly Loop | 7.8km
  • Foilakilly Loop | 9.9km
  • Lighthouse Loop | 3.6km
  • Poet's Way | 12.4km
  • Cahergal Loop | 8.6km
  • Caher Loop | 5.6km
  • Reen Headland | 0.8km
  • Farranamanagh Loop | 5.5km
  • Funeral Path Loop | 3.4km
  • Peakeen Ridge Loop | 11.0km
  • Barán Loop | 8.0km
  • Seefin Loop | 12.1km
  • Glanlough Loop | 15.4km
  • Barnageehy Loop | 7.7km
  • Coomkeen Loop | 6.8km
  • Mount Corrin Loop | 17.1km
Book Details
Title Walking the Sheep's Head Way
Subtitle Main Trail and 17 Loop Walks
Author Amanda Clarke
Edition 2nd
Release Date 2015
Cover Paperback

Walking the Sheep's Head Way

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  • Product Code: WWP SHW
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