The Sheep’s Head Way is located in South West Cork, Ireland.
Just over an hour’s drive from Cork Airport, along the southernmost stretch of The Wild Atlantic Way, it can boast some of the most spectacular and unspoiled scenery in Europe.
The trails are to be found west of Bantry, a heritage and market town, throughout the Sheep’s Head peninsula and also extending eastwards from Bantry towards the villages of Drimoleague and Kealkil.
The most westerly tip of the Sheep’s Head peninsula juts out into the roaring Atlantic, sporting rugged rock, sea cliffs and expansive views. Situated between the Beara peninsula (to the north) and the Mizen Peninsula (to the south). There are three villages on the peninsula along the south coast, Kilcrohane, Ahakista and Durrus.
Further inland to the east the landscape provides breathtaking views across the the West Cork Bays from the higher peaks in contrast with the green and fertile Mealagh Valley, the rolling hills and pastures of Drimoleague and the hilly slopes beyond Kealkil.
Bantry 51° 40′ 51.212″ N 9° 26′ 54.97″ W
Kilcrohane 51° 34′ 53.389″ N 369° 42′ 12.611″ W
Drimoleague 51° 39′ 38.077″ N 369° 15′ 36.983″ W
Kealkill 51° 45′ 1.015″ N 369° 22′ 57.911″ W