Take the Gortnakilly Loop Walk on the north side of the award-winning Sheep’s Head peninsula and enjoy stunning views across Bantry Bay
From the car park at Dún Óir on the north side of the peninsula, go over the timber stile way marker, Christian Cross no. 1. Follow the Mass Path way markers uphill until you reach The Mass Path Junction sign/ way marker no. 151.
Take the Sheep’s Head Way West Barán/Seefin option. Continue on until you reach The Windy Gap Junction sign/way marker no. 165 and take the Sheep’s Head Way West via the Goat’s Path option. Continue on down until you reach way marker no. 178.
At this point you will be walking down in a generally northerly direction until you meet the public road at way marker no. 190. Take a right turn here, and continue along the public road in a northeasterly direction and back to the car park at Dún Óir.
|Download GPX file for GPS devices:||File for Gortnakilly Loop Walk route|
|Start/Finish:||Dún Óir Trailhead|
|Distance:||7.9 km (approx)|
|Estimated time:||2 hrs 45 mins (based on average walking speed of 3 km per hour)|
|Arrows:||Orange arrows and follow the Mass Path Way markers (Christian Cross Symbol) until way marker no. 151. Then follow the main Sheep's Head Way yellow man markers.|
|Metres Climbed/ Ascent:||302 metres|
|Maximum Height:||270 metres|
|Minimum Gear:||Walking boots, rain gear, fluid, and a mobile phone.|
|Download file for 3D View on Google Earth:||KMZ file for Gortnakilly Loop Walk route|