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B Walks in 2018 - require some experience and stamina

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The Seefin Walk – Saturday

This walk will introduce you to the Sheep’s Head peninsula, an area designated as a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) on account of its natural beauty and ecological significance.

The walk will start at Ahakista heading West along a flat track, but not for long as we rise towards Seefin. This is the hardest part of the walk but there is a reward with outstanding scenic views available when one stops to catch a breath. The path quickly levels off and there is a nice treck along the top of the hills before we get to Seefin.

From Seefin the highest point on the Sheeps Head we head back south through farms and fields we are now heading to the sea. We cut across the road and down to the sea with a pleasant ramble along the shore and onto the village of Kilcrohane where refreshments are available in local restaurants and bars for those with a thirst worked up over 11 Kilometers.

 

The Cahergal Loop - Sunday

This walk will introduce you to the Sheep’s Head peninsula, an area recently designated as a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) on account of its natural beauty and ecological significance.

The walk itself offers a wide variety of experiences: unrivalled views from the top of steep cliffs with Atlantic waves murmuring or roaring below; a deserted village of famine cottages; an old copper mine and a human-created blow hole to the ocean carved out of the rocks for mysterious reasons to be revealed by your guides. It is reliably rumoured that on a calm day the spirits of the departed can be heard chatter liltingly between themselves on the rock faces of the vast cliffs.

The walk itself is about 11km and takes in the famous Sheep’s Head lighthouse before curving back to finish at the famous Bernie’s Café. No high mountains are climbed but the trail rises and falls a lot over high headlands and rock promontories with a thrilling bit of cliff-hanger path near the old copper mine.


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Our Schedule

-    Buses for B walks leave Bantry Community Tourist Office, at the top of Wolfe Tone Square at 10:30 AM each day. Transport is provided to and from all walks.
-    B Walks may take anywhere from 4 - 6 hours
-    Walks may be changed on the day due to adverse weather conditions.

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