This gentle walk in Drimoleague will introduce you to the history and landscape that make the Sheep’s Head Way one of Ireland’s most loved walking routes.
It gives you a pleasant one and a half hour walk along the banks of the Ilen River, with some lovely views on your return journey.
Your starting point is Drimoleague Railway Yard, where you take the Quarry Road to a point where you descend into the Ilen River Gorge.
Here you take in the history of Moyny bridge, cross two more footbridges and enjoy the wooded riverbank until the walk finally draws you upwards over the ridge and back to Drimoleague via the old Millards farm yard and the slate quarries.
This is one of the three walks along the Sheep’s Head Way which is open to dogs as long as they are kept on a lead.
Time: 1.25 hours
Starting point: Drimoleague Railway Yard
Loop Walk: Yes
Suitable for pushchairs: No