The Sheep’s Head Way starts just off Wolfe Tone Square in Bantry town on the N71 Cork city direction. On the right, at the start of the quay is the Sheep’s Head Way information board and map. Opposite, across the road is the gatehouse to Bantry House. Go through the gate and follow the drive up to the house.
Pass the house, turn to the right, down through the car park and leave through the main gates. If the first gatehouse entrance is closed, just stay on the main road for a few minutes walk. Near the sailing club you see the arrows indicating a turn left into the grounds of the West Lodge Hotel. Follow the path past the ponds and up through the grounds and exit by the main entrance in front of the hotel car park. Cross the busy main road, take the first turn on the right signed ‘Dromclogh’. Follow the yellow markers westwards along small lanes and tracks. They will lead you up to the ridge at Booltenagh.
The next section of the Sheep’s Head Way leads along the ridge to Glanlough.