Independent Walking Holidays – Ireland South

Self-Guided Walking - Ireland South

Beara, Sheepshead

A walker’s paradise is the simplest way to describe both the Sheepshead and the Beara Peninsulas.

Our Beara Way self-guided walking tour is an stunning long distance walking trail in the south west of Cork and Kerry, approximately 184 km (114 miles). Our full route begins and ends in the town of Glengarriff and takes many villages and town as you walk around the peninsula like Ireland’s second largest fishing town, Castletownbere, the pictures village of Allihies and Eyeries and the town of Kenmare. Take a short 15-minute ferry ride and visit Beara Island, or the cable car to the enchanted Dursey Island From the time you arrive onto the Beara Peninsula until you leave you will not be disappointed with the views, the magnificent flora and fauna and wonderful welcoming people.  

Our self-guided tour of the Sheep’s Head begins in the town of Bantry, a heritage and market town and guides you out onto one of the most remote peninsulas on the south west coast of Ireland. You will have stunning views on the north side of the peninsula across Bantry Bay to the Beara Peninsula. On the south side gives you views over Dunmanus Bay and out to Mizen Head Peninsula in the distance. Along the way you will have the privilege of visiting three villages, Kilcrohane, Ahakista and Durrus. The Sheepshead Peninsula is a place of heavenly peace, unspoilt beauty and tranquil scenery.