The Caher Loop Walk leads you up to the ridge of the Sheep’s Head peninsula, with fine views over Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay!
From the car park at the Black Gate / Alice West Centre just outside Kilcrohane village, follow the green loop walk arrows in a northeasterly direction along the public road for a short distance.
At way marker no. 3 (Peakeen, Cahergal and Cahir) turn left off the public road. Continue up the track and onto the hill going through 4 stiles en route until you reach way marker no. 17 marked Peakeen/Cahir.
Turn right down the hill beyond Cahir lake on an old road. When this road meets the public road turn left. Walk along the public road for a short distance then turning right downhill again onto “the stony roadeen” passing by a private garden.
Next veer right onto the public road again for a considerable distance. At way marker no. 368, veer right again walking in a southwesterly direction on the public road passing “The Cill” at Caher, a famine graveyard en route. The loop enters farmland at way marker no. 366 and descends towards the sea.
At Trá Rúaim strand, veer right uphill on the public by-road and right again when this road meets the main public road to return to The Black Gate.
|Download GPX file for GPS:||Download Caher Loop Walk GPX file|
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|Start/Finish:||Black Gate Trailhead|
|Distance:||5.6 km (approx)|
|Estimated Time:||2 hrs (based on average walking speed of 3 km per hour)|
|Metres Climbed/ Ascent:||210 metres|
|Maximum Height:||189 metres|
|Minimum Gear:||Walking boots, rain gear, fluid, and a mobile phone.|