A 93 km looped trail, the Sheep’s Head Way is a moderate National Waymarked Trail with an elevation of 6073 ft and starts in the market town of Bantry, West Cork and forms part of the 2600 km Wild Atlantic Way. The route lies on the Sheep’s Head peninsula, taking in dramatic coastal views and Sheep’s Head lighthouse itself overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean and the chance to spot dolphins and whales. The trail is considered to have some challenging long ascents, and the terrain is varied, a mixture of grassy paths and open hillside, well-worn track and woodland trails, and some sections of small road walking.
There are alternative routes that can extend the ridge sections or mix up the trail for those that have walked it previously.
Dogs are not permitted on this trail.