|Start & Finish
|Boolteenagh Car Park
|2 hrs 30 mins (?)
From the Car Park at Boolteenagh: Follow the orange arrows and set out along the ridge with fantastic views over Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay. At way marker (WM) no. 49 you will see “Lough Na Fuilla” (Lake of the Blood) straight ahead of you. Cross the stile here and turn left at WM 20 CM. Follow the track (The old lake road) south to a tar road. Continue straight on at WM 16 CM (past the junction for Fahane & Gearhies) until you reach a finger post sign for “Coomkeen”. Turn left here and walk along the road, following the finger post signs for Coomkeen at each cross back to the car park at Boolteenagh along the road, passing the turn off for “Durrus Cheese”.
To drive to the car park from Bantry: Leave Bantry taking the N71 towards Cork. Turn right after 2.2km Signs marks the Sheep’s Head Drive and Wild Atlantic Way routes. Drive for about 2.5km before making a turn onto a road to the left. About 400m on you take the road to the left. Proceed uphill, twisting and turning for about 1.5km. You have fabulous views back across Bantry Bay. This road will take you to Boolteenagh Car Park at the peak of the peninsula. Please be considerate where you park, and don’t block farm access.