> Ireland Hiking Tours > Sheep’s Head Way > Gentle Hikes > 8-Day Gentle Hike 👣
  • Day 1 Arrival in Bantry

    From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Bantry.

  • Day 2 Bantry - Glanlough

    9.9 Miles / 16 Km 4-6 Hrs 370 Metres

    Walk through the grounds of Bantry House before quiet farm roads lead you uphill to a beautiful ridge walk with stunning views over both sides of the Peninsula.

  • Day 3 Glanlough - Finn McCool's Seat

    6.8 Miles / 11 Km 4-5 Hrs 400 Metres

    Today you have the chance to climb to Seefin – the highest point on the Peninsula at 345m. Sit down and watch the Beara Peninsula and the Mizen Head Peninsula stretch out into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Day 4 Finn McCool's Seat - Tooreen

    9.3 Miles / 15 Km 4-6 Hrs 410 Metres

    To the end of the world and back! The lighthouse at the tip of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula really does seem like the edge of civilisation. Without doubt, one of the finest walks in Ireland.

  • Day 5 Tooreen - Kilcrohane

    8.1 Miles / 13 Km 3-5 Hrs 240 Metres

    Returning to the Sheep’s Head Café at Tooreen, follow the southern coastline of the Peninsula back to the charming village of Kilcrohane.

  • Day 6 Kilcrohane - Durrus

    11.2 Miles / 18 Km 4-6 Hrs 320 Metres

    Following old country roads and farm tracks you pass many ancient settlements and burial grounds as you return inland towards Durrus.

  • Day 7 Durrus - Bantry

    12.4 Miles / 20 Km 5-7 Hrs 450 Metres

    The Four Mile Water River leads you away from Durrus and then uphill to the “Top of the Wind”. Deserted old country roads take you all the way back into Bantry.

  • Day 8 Departure from Bantry

    There is a regular bus service departing Bantry. We will be happy to provide you with further details upon request.

More information on the Sheep’s Head Way