High above the village of Drimoleague in unspoilt West Cork there is a spot where people feel compelled to pause and reflect on the beauty of the stunning landscape around them.
Now it’s become home to a state-of-the-art walking centre, a base from which to explore West Cork’s spectacular and peaceful hiking trails. You can either sign up for walks led by West Cork Walking, arrange guided tours with them, or use the centre here as the base for your walking group’s activities.
Drimoleague is the junction of West Cork for walkers. From here, they can set out on the famous Sheep’s Head Way route which takes them through to Bantry and on to the very end of the Sheep’s Head peninsula. Or they can walk an Irish camino, and follow in St. Finbarr’s footsteps on a two-day walk from the top of the rock to Gougane Barra where St. Finbarr established a spiritual retreat.
‘Barr an Carraig’ or ‘Top of the Rock’, has always attracted people – from St. Finbarr in the sixth century, to today’s walkers – who appreciate the place’s power to touch the soul.
The new walking centre is an ideal base for anyone who’d like to connect with the landscape in this beautiful part of Ireland.
|Location:||Drimoleague, Co. Cork|
|Open:||7 days, all year round.|
|Tel:||00 353 (0)28 31547|
|Google Maps:||Yes |