The Sheep’s Head Way is an award-winning walking route on Ireland’s Atlantic coastline
The walking route traces the coastline of the Sheep’s Head peninsula which is located in southwest Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. This beautiful stretch of West Cork’s coastline is home to the main 200km Sheep’s Head Way walking route and 20 loop walks which offer spectactular views over Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay.
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Just over an hour’s drive from Cork Airport, you’ll find yourself in one of the most unspoilt and serene parts of the world.
The Sheep’s Head peninsula is a European Destination of Excellence, with great food, views, culture, and crafts for you to discover. And the welcome you’ll get here is second to none.
Start planning your trip to one of the most unspoilt parts of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!
Travel to the Sheep’s Head Peninsula
Flights to Cork Airport
UK airports with flights to Cork Airport include:
Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted, Manchester, and Newcastle.
European airports with flights to Cork include:
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Carcassone, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Gdansk, Girona, Glasgow, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Nice, Paris, Pisa, Rennes, and Warsaw.
For a full list of flights, and current information on schedules see the Cork Airport website.
Access a full list of international routes to Dublin Airport (3.5 hours from Bantry). Lists are also available for Shannon Airport, and Belfast Airport.
Durrus on the Sheep’s Head peninsula is a key staging post on the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. Bantry is located on the main N71 route between Cork and Killarney. To plan your route in Ireland, use the AA Route Planner.
Buses & Trains
The nearest train station is in Cork city. Regular buses are available to Bantry (see the national journey planner for more details), and your accommodation or activity provider can help you to organise onward travel from there.
The Sheep’s Head Way begins an hour’s drive from Cork city. The Sheep’s Head is one three West Cork peninsulas. The Mizen peninsula is famous for its lighthouse, and the Beara peninsula offers the gardens of Garnish Island, Hungry Hill and the Dursey cable car as visitor attractions. The peninsulas can easily be explored during your stay with along the Sheep’s Head Way.
Kenmare & Killarney Kenmare (55mins) Killarney (1h 30mins)
Kinsale is the starting point of on the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. (1h 53 mins – Kinsale to Durrus) It’s just a short journey from Cork city and it’s major transport links.
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