The Funeral Path Loop Walk from Kilcrohane forms part of the Sheep’s Head Way walking route
From the map board, walk in a southwesterly direction, passing the Bay View Bar on your left. You’ll find the Sheep’s Head Way ‘yellow man’ and funeral path finger post sign on the wall beyond O’Mahony’s shop which will point left (to the Paddock).
Continue on the roadway until you turn right up a stone step over and off the road passing way marker no. 402 along the way. Continue along through farm land until you will cross the public road and over a stone bridge at way marker no. 398 and on through farm land again.
At way marker 394, you will step over a stone stile and onto the road again. Continue along until way marker no. 392 and go off road. Follow the main Sheep’s Head Man West ‘yellow man’ poles passing by a stony strand known locally as “Trá Beag” (the small beach) until you reach a farm gate and cattle grid at way marker no. 382.
At this point you will see the main public road in front of you. Here, turn right and return to Kilcrohane village via the public roadway.
|Download GPX File:||Download Funeral Path Loop Walk GPX file|
|View the route in 3D on Google Earth:||Download Funeral Path Loop Walk KMZ file|
|Distance:||6.1 km (approx)|
|Estimated time:||1 hr 15 mins (based on average walking speed of 3 km per hour)|
|Metres Climbed/ Ascent:||51 metres|
|Maximum Height:||40 metres|
|Minimum Gear:||Walking boots, rain gear, fluid, and a mobile phone.|