|Grade||Moderate to Strenuous|
Section 10 of the Sheep’s Head Way takes you along small roads, old tracks, across rough ground and farm pastures, up a steep hill and brings magnificent views across the bays.
You pick up the trail markers from the village as you leave heading east. Take the right fork along the “Old Creamery” road. This is the lower road along the river valley, the higher road leads to Bantry.
Follow the road for about 2.3km and then take a right turn at marker 570 up the hill on a smaller road.
Leave the road over a stile and continue up hill, across open ground and through forestry plantations until you reach the road at marker 600
Turn right onto the road and follow it for 600m. Leave the road again to the left over a stile. Follow the track uphill, down into a valley and across fields and up hill once more. The Sheep’s Head Way route turns to the left, and continues uphill towards the ridge.
Follow the track along the side of the forest and then downhill to meet the road. Turn right onto the road and follow it to the Barnageehy Trail head and parking area.
To start section 11 of the route, cross the main road and take the small road opposite to continue on to Bantry.