In addition to these organised walks, there are several marked and unofficial routes where you can enjoy local scenes on your holidays at Inish Beg.
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 Gally head to the east down to the Fastnet to the west.
Walk from the Cove, up the winding road to the Beacon for magnificent views of Sherkin Island and out to sea.
Dunlough Castle is a series of three fortified towers, or keeps, which stand almost invisibly upon the isthmus connecting “Three Castles Head” with the mainland. A lovely walk, complete with a Cafe near the car park severing top notch food.
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. Expect an exhilarating and satisfying visit. 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'Sullivans Bar.
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 for after your journey.
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.
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