Walking Holidays in West Cork, Ireland

There are several marked and unofficial routes where you can enjoy local scenes on your holidays at Inish Beg.

Lough Hyne

Lough Hyne was Europe’s first Marine Nature Reserve. Walk along it's shore line or climb through the woodland to the summit where stunning coastal vista await you. On fine days you can see from Galley head to the east to the Fastnet to the west.

Baltimore Beacon

Walk from the Cove, up the winding road to the Beacon for magnificent views of Sherkin Island and out to sea.

Three Castles Head

Dunlough Castle is a series of three fortified towers, or keeps, which stand almost invisibly upon the isthmus connecting ‚ÄúThree Castles Head‚ÄĚ with the mainland. A lovely walk, complete with a caf√© near the car park.

Mizen Head Lighthouse

At the end of the Mizen Peninsula, the cliffs of Mizen Head rise high above the Atlantic Ocean. The Mizen is spellbinding in all weathers. Visit the Mizen Head Signal Station. Make sure you stop off at Barley Cove where you'll find the best beaches in Munster. Nearby is the attractive village of Crookhaven with two good eateries, The Crookhaven Inn and O'Sullivan's Bar.

Sheep’s Head Way

A 55 mile long distance walk combining low, rugged hills and a splendid cliff coastline with quieter roads, paths and tracks. There are many long and short loop walks available. As the route is fairly short and covers relatively easy terrain, the Sheep’s Head Way is suitable for those walkers who do not have much experience of covering long distances. The walking route is fully marked and there guides are available in local pubs & shops. There are also areas for fishing and bathing, as well as restaurants and pubs in the area.

    Cape Clear Island Walks with Chuck Kruger

    Chuck is a full-time freelance writer, poet, lecturer & broadcaster, who offers guided walks on Cape Clear Island, Ireland’s southernmost inhabited island, 8 miles off the coast, accessible by ferry from Baltimore.

    Skibbereen Walking Group

    Sunday walks starting at different points around West Cork. The walks are circular and approximately 6 miles in length

    West Cork Islands Walking Weekend

    Sherkin, Clear & Heir Islands, every September

      Bantry Walking Festival

      Join Bantry Walking festival each summer for a weekend of hiking, exploring, sightseeing and fun!


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