Section 9 starts where the path turns off the road at way marker 462. This route crosses varied terrain with open hillside, grassy fields, tracks and short road sections. It passes by a ring fort and a fortified manor house before it joins the road again to enter the village of Durrus.
To join this section from the Ahakista Trailhead follow the arrows, towards Kilcrohane. At the first road junction turn right (towards Ahakista Church) then almost immediately you will take the first road to the left. The Sheep’s Head Way trail goes off the road to the right at marker 462. This is the start of section 9.
Follow the markers up the hill and then downwards to join a small roadway, keep to the track and marked route through farmland until you come to another road at marker 490. Cross the road to follow the trail and continue over open land.
The trail heads up to a low ridge along an old track and passes two small lakes. It then meets with a small road at marker 512. Turn right to follow the road and turn right, off the road, across pasture and past Brahlish ring fort.
Past the fort, the path heads for the corner of the field. It then turns to the left, goes through a gate into another field and joins the road again. Shortly after at marker 524 the path turns off to the left onto a track. crosses some fields and then joins the road again at 530.
At 532 the path leaves the road again and heads off across fields and at marker 536 there is a cillín – a little churchyard – hidden in trees just down a farm track.
Turn right onto a track and follow it to where it joins the road at 553 Turn left onto the road and then, at 554 , leave the road again over a stone stile and continue on past the ruin of a Fortified House.
At the end of the tree-lined track, turn left onto the road at 560 and follow it down to St. James’ Church where you go through the church-yard and turn left onto the main road which you follow into Durrus.
Durrus Trailhead is positioned at Philip’s Green community centre which is just at the top of the road opposite the village shop.