Srón na Gaoithe means ‘the nose of the wind’.
|Start & Finish||Carriganass Castle, Kealkil|
|Duration||4 hrs (?)|
From the castle entrance follow the road to the left past the picnic area. After 0.5 km, you will cross a bridge over the Owenbeg River. Take the right hand road which gradually rises uphill from where a good view of Bantry Bay can be seen.
As the road goes slightly downhill you find a stile on the left. This track leads upwards into the hills named Knockbreteen and Shronagreehy (Srón na Gaoithe) Follow the trail to the top of these hills then take a right hand turn through the forestry plantation to join the road and Beara Breifne Way. Go left along this road to pass by the pre-historic Maughnasilly Stone Row and just beyond, at the cross roads, go left past Lough Tooreen, down hill all the way to back to Carriganass Castle.
To extend the walk for another hour, you can link into the Póc an Tairbh loop walk at the crossroads by Lough Tooreen.