Welcome to Goat’s Path Farm & Pod Park is a beautiful glamping park in a farm setting.
Its picturesque, rural location on the north side of the Sheep’s Head peninsula is a lovely family-friendly place, where you and yours can unwind on the West Cork coastline.
You will find luxury pods, equipped for all your essential needs, set into the landscape high above Bantry Bay, giving your the opportunity to take in views across the surrounding countryside and bay and the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way.
The Sheep’s Head peninsula is a haven for hill walking and all aspects of tourism, with spectacular views and beautiful mountain top walks that are easy to access from the Goat’s Path.
The Pod Park features six fully furnished pods, each with a double bed and futon, a kitchenette & a bathroom consisting of a wash basin, and toilet. Five of the pods feature showers, and a shower is available at reception for Hillfield Pod. WiFi is provided to all pods.
The Pod Park’s communal building contains a wheelchair accessible toilet, a Reception/Retail area, a Laundry Room and a fully equipped communal kitchen.
The Pod Park’s campsite has family and small pitches available, all equipped with electricity, showers & toilet.
Walks around the Pod Park
Located just below the pods is a short river walk around our Fairy Forest.
Then above the pods is the Goat’s Path Walk, which is a steep long walk to the top of the farm with a stunning view point by day and star gazing opportunity by night.
This walk continues down the other side of our farm passed Glenlough Lake and returning once again to the Pod Park.
The main Glanlough Loop of the Sheep’s Head way can be joined whilst walking the Goat’s Path Walk.
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In a bid to help you put a bit of Sheep’s Head cheer into your Christmas, we’ve compiled a list of ideas for Christmas gifts with a Sheep’s Head twist!
12. A Dunbeacon Pottery teapot
11. A Manning’s Emporium hamper
10. A handmade Cronin’s Forge lamp
9. Sheep’s Head Producers’ crafts
8. Bantry Craft Shop jewellery
7. A stone-carving workshop voucher
6. An Annabel Langrish print
5. Fab things made from felt!
4. The Fish Kitchenps-head-way-book/”>The book of the Sheep’s Head Way’
3. A weekend away in a great place to stay
2. T-Shirt saying you’ve walked this way
One Durrus Cheese
And vouchers for some great places to eat.
This is so far from being an exhaustive list, but we hope we’ve sparked your imagination!
Vouchers for The Fish Kitchen, Arundel’s, The Old Creamery, or The Brick Oven make lovely presents. Special offers are available for stays at The Maritime, or The Westlodge, and a booking at one of the great places to stay along the Sheep’s Head Way is sure to bring a smile to the faces of your nearest and dearest well into 2016.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas from all of us here along the Sheep’s Head Way!
October Walking Weekend Packages
All packages include bed, breakfast, packed lunch, guided walk each day and a 2 course or 3 course dinner.
Single packages start from €170, all inclusive up to €270.
Couple packages start from €300, all inclusive up to €440.
Discover Ireland’s rugged coastline on Carbery Sailing’s Wild Atlantic Way Cruise. Taste the salt air at the edge of Western Europe, and sample the fantastic food produced here on the Sheep’s Head peninsula – an unspoilt European Destination of Excellence.
As you watch dolphins and whales play in pristine waters, and explore the bays and islands around the Sheep’s Head, you’ll understand how the changing sea has shaped the landscape of the Sheep’s Head peninsula, and the lives of its people, across the millennia.
West Cork Wild Atlantic Way Cruise
Your journey will take place on a luxury Hallberg-Rassy yacht operated by Carbery Sailing from Ahakista.
Moving through Dunmanus Bay, watch the coastlines of the Sheep’s Head and Mizen peninsulas unfold alongside you. As we make our way towards the Atlantic, Chris from Carbery Sailing and his crew will share with you stories about the people who have made this remote landscape home over several thousand years.
Bantry Bay, bordered by the Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsulas, is one of the deepest natural harbours in Europe. The drama of this bay, which can be as flat as glass or angry enough to repel an invading fleet, is something to experience. The majestic outlines of Hungry Hill and the Sugarloaf stand over the bay. The hills transform the sea, the wind, and the quality of the light in ways that our visiting sailors are always amazed by.
We’ll also explore Roaringwater Bay, named for the sound of the waters that, powered by Atlantic gales, crash against its many rocks and 100 islands. No better place to experience the Wild Atlantic Way! For all its drama, the climate here, influenced by the Gulf Stream, is mild. As we sail, look out for the harbour porpoises, dolphins and whales which make this bay their home. You’ll need your camera ready throughout the trip to capture images of local dolphins, minke whales, sunfish and leatherback sea turtles.
You’ll encounter three magnificent bays on Carbery Sailing’s Wild Atlantic Way Cruise. We’ll also chart our course past West Cork’s 7 inhabited islands. Spend time with their unique communities and experience the stunning natural habitats on Sherkin and Bere islands during your sailing trip, and you’ll get a real sense on what it is to live life by the Atlantic, at the very edge of Europe.
Carbery Sailing’s Wild Atlantic Way Cruises start from €290 (per person, cabin-sharing).
Ahakista is located 1.25 hours’ drive from Cork Aiport. Transfers can be arranged.
UK airports with flights to Cork Airport include:
Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted.
European airports with flights to Cork include:
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Girona, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Nice, Paris and Warsaw.