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Sheep’s Head Way Walking Tours (Ireland)

Self-Guided Sheep’s Head Way Hike

A walker’s paradise is the simplest way to describe both the Sheep’s Head and Beara Peninsulas. Walking the Sheep’s Head Way includes quaint villages, stunning rural landscapes, epic coastal views, and so much more.

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula is located on Ireland’s southwestern coast, closest to the city of Cork. It is the middle of three peninsulas in County Cork, right along the iconic Wild Atlantic Way.

The Sheep’s Head Way hike remains quite the local secret, making it a place of true tranquillity and natural beauty.

Walking the Sheep’s Head Way

Our self-guided walking tours on the Sheep’s Head Way begin in the town of Bantry, a heritage and market town resting on the bay that separates the Sheep’s Head Peninsula from the Beara Peninsula. If you’re interested, take a look at our options for walking the Beara Way as well!

From Bantry, your route will take you out onto one of the most remote peninsulas on the southwest 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, enjoy views over Dunmanus Bay and out to Mizen Head Peninsula in the distance.

Also during your Sheep’s Head Way walking tour, you will have the privilege of visiting three villages: Kilcrohane, Ahakista, and Durrus. In this area of heavenly peace, unspoilt beauty, and tranquil scenery, we’re certain you will feel blissfully rejuvenated.

You may want to explore our other self guided walking tours in Ireland for other routes and regions. And, if you’d like to look at guided walking tours of Ireland instead, we would be delighted to show you our favourite places! Always feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all.

Walking the Sheep’s Head Way: Self-Guided Options
6 days From: €559

Sheep’s Head Way – 6 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour

Grade: Easyasy to Moderate

8 days From: €759

Sheep’s Head Way – 8 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour

Grade: Easy To Moderate