Welcome to The Sheep’s Head Way 

Visit The Sheep’s Head Way on Ireland’s Atlantic coastline and you’ll find an unspoilt natural landscape so beautiful it’s been recognised as a European Destination of Excellence: a kind of modern Eden.

Take the renowned Sheep’s Head Way walking route, cycle the peninsula or drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and at every turn you’ll find stunning views across West Cork’s three peninsulas, and over Bantry and Dunmanus bays.  

The Sheep’s Head Way runs from the tip of West Cork’s unspoilt Sheep’s Head peninsula to historic Bantry House and the early Christian settlement at Gougane Barra. Solitude and history are always only moments away here, but this is a place to relish the present as well as discover the past. 

Whether you’re walking the Sheep’s Head Way, kayaking on West Cork’s deep bays, learning skills from local stone carvers on the peninsula, or tasting Bantry Bay mussels, you’ll find there’s a richness to the quality of life in this part of Ireland that’s hard to match.



Activities Sheep's Head WayWalk West Cork’s trails, sail on Bantry Bay, go pony trekking, or explore historic monuments from Bronze Age stone circles to Bantry House. There’s lots to do along the Sheep’s Head Way Read More

Food & Drink

Sheep's Head Way FoodEnjoy Bantry Bay mussels, Durrus Cheese, and great locally-produced food here in West Cork. You’ll get to meet the producers, and taste food that is shaped by the pure unspoilt environment of the Sheep’s Head Way. Read More


Sheep's Head Way walksWalk the renowned Sheep’s Head Way route, or choose shorter looped walks on the Sheep’s Head peninsula. Head inland to explore West Cork’s hills and valleys. There are walks to suit everyone along the Sheep’s Head Way Read More

European Destination of Excellence

European Destination of ExcellnceThe Sheep’s Head peninsula has been recognised as a European Destination of Excellence in recognition of the sustainable tourism on offer in this unspoilt part of the world.

The Sheep’s Head Way walking & cycling routes offer you the perfect way to explore the stunning natural landscape of West Cork, and share in a way of life that conserves our environment, and celebrates its vibrant communities.

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