Hill Walking Holidays and Accommodation on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula for 2013
Here at Hillside Walks in West Cork we will guide you on a West Cork Hillwalking Holiday on the beautiful Sheeps Head coast line in Ireland and offer local accommodation information at Seamount Farm House. Scenically set with interesting gardens, Seamount Farm House is a restored 7th generation Irish farmhouse with traditional stone farm buildings and is the ideal base for a hill walking holiday in Ireland. The house boasts magnificent views overlooking Bantry Bay and across to the Beara Peninsula. Seamount Farm offers Hill Walking Holidays in West Cork and Bed & Breakfast Accommodation on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula. There are a number of Restaurants and Pubs on the Sheepshead Peninsula also bikes and boats hire.
The Sheepshead way covers 150km of walking routes located on the narrow sheepshead peninsula in West Cork Ireland between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus bay .The Sheepshead trail also extends eastwards from Bantry to Drimoleague and south to Mount Corrin on the Mizen Peninsula also to Whiddy Island accessible by boat From Bantry the narrowness of the Peninsula means you are never to for away from the Atlantic Ocean on the outward stretch of the sheepshead way you will climb to 345 metres above sea level on the Glenlough Seefiin Ridge there are great views from here, it is the Highest part of the Walk you can extend the ridge section of the Sheepshead way to connect to a number of other loops .Walks that start and finish on the Goats Path Road you could walk out to the old Copper Mine ( Gortavallig ).1845 to 1848 on the ridge or on the Mass Path route visit the Mass Rock from Penal Times .Not for from here an Open Mould for making Bonze axes was found .
By Car from Bantry .Take the .Sheepshead Drive .turn right 200metres Past the West Lodge Hotel signage for Kilcrohane We are 12km from this junction ,if you drive for another 3km you will come to a small car park on your left DUN-OIR There is a nice walk to the ridge from here . Then on to the the Goats Path there are two Car Parks and the Best Views of the Sheepshead Peninsula ,this is 220 metres above sea level you could take an easy walk here on the Horse Shoe Road this is also part of the Sheepshead walk . If you continue on to another section of the Sheepshead Peninsula there is a parking area near Laharndoda Lake or Tooreen you can see the Lighthouse and the remains of the Napoleonoc Signal tower on the ridge.
Other good places to visit in the South West of Ireland Mizen Head ,Lough Hyne near Skibbereem Gougane Barra, Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and Castletownbear.
Lots more to see and do for more information talk to us…..
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Bantry, County Cork
Telephone: +353 27 61226
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