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Sheep's Head Peninsula

Bantry, Ireland
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Finest Walks in west Cork

Brilliant if you love walking with spectacular views. Great diversity of walks from very easy to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John P
Schull, Ireland
Spectacular scrnery

Start off in Bantry to get to Sheeps Head Peninsula for a trip with spectacular scenery all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant if you love walking with spectacular views. Great diversity of walks from very easy to a little more difficult. Use your walking poles if you have them and carry a rain coat as weather can quickly change. Highly recommended

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start off in Bantry to get to Sheeps Head Peninsula for a trip with spectacular scenery all the way. Stop off at the little inlets when the bay meets the shore and enjoy the peace and tranquility.

Thank porterIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy time out on these beautiful walks (1hr - 5hr walks) - unspoilt scenery greets you on every turn with stunning vistas of Bantry Bay

Thank dee_bantry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited for the first time last week and was blown away by the beauty of this place. It's a robust walk out to the lighthouse but on your return, there's a lovely cafe with local produce and some mementos of the area. It's one...More

Thank Maureen O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful scenery, far superior to that of the ring of Kerry. Great for an afternoon drive.

Thank JLS8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ah yes, the hike to Sheep's Head Light. My wife and I (both 70) had been anticipating this for months. But knee replacement surgery in February '17 could have been the end of it. But after surgery, my wife was determined not to let that...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A must if weather's dry & if you love nice long walks: 6km / 2 hours with a normal rhythm allowing breaks to admire the view.

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the most scenic areas of Ireland on a nice day like today almost heaven like the stunning blue sky and clear blue water only contrasted by the shades of grey rock that rises from the sea , Mizen heads has the most...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We really enjoyed driving around here on our honeymoon. The views were still fantastic even though the weather wasn't great

Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Grab a waterproof jacket (just in case) and enjoy wonderful nature and views. If you are lucky you might see dolphins on this remarkable trail.

Thank GuideFrank
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ships Head is fantastic for cycling. We stayed there two time (as walkers) and always could watch cycling tourists making there way. The streets are calm with good ground, sometimes you have to climb little hills. On top... More
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