B Walks require some experience and stamina
The Seefin Walk – Saturday
This walk introduces walkers 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 starts on the north side of the peninsula at Doonour, heading south in the direction of Seefin. The start of the walk is the most difficult as it rises steadily up from the Goat’s Path Road. 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 trek in a westerly direction along the top of the hills before we get to Seefin. There are clear views over Bantry and Dunmanus Bays and the scenery is outstanding.
From Seefin the highest point on the Sheeps Head, the route meanders back south through farms and fields heading to the sea. This area is rich in history and along the way one passes the ancient Bardic School after crossing the public road. The path continues down to the sea passing Farranamanagh Lake 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 10 Kilometres.
Hungry Hill Walk - Sunday
This is our first venture to Hungry Hill with a B Walk. One doesn’t need to go to the top of Hungry Hill to experience the outstanding beauty of the scenic mountain. This route avails of much of the Beara Way Walking Route however the intention is to maximise the Hungry experience so detours are planned to explore hidden gems surrounding the mountain.
The experience will include views of a hidden lake as well as fast flowing streams and trickling brooks. Our guides will outline the history of the area which is rich in folklore and given an appreciation of the difficulties faced by the resilient local population.
The route will head in a westerly direction and again for very little effort outstanding scenic views will be available on the journey. The distance covered will be approximately 10 km.
- 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.