|Finish B||Letter West|
Section 6 leads you eastwards along the South side of the peninsula looking across Dunmanus Bay.
Beyond the Cafe, the trail marker can be found just behind the toilet building. The path climbs quickly and you pass a small lookout post called ‘The Camp’, a relic from the second world war, known as The Emergency’ in Ireland.
Soon after is an Ordnance Survey “trig point”, a concrete triangulation point marking a hill’s highest spot, with views over small loughs and, to the north side of the peninsula, Bantry Bay and the Beara peninsula.
Pass ruins of a 17th Century Signal Tower which finally blew down in 1990. From here the old road, built to service the tower begins and descends to Fail Bheag where you cross the road by turning left and then right shortly after.
At marker 353, the path turns right and over a stone stile into a field. You then descend to the road and turn left towards Letter West. Continue along the road until the way marker indicates a turn to the right. This is the start of section 7.
If you walk a short distance further along this road instead of turning to the right for the Sheep’s Head Way trail, you will reach the Black Gate Trailhead and Alice West Museum.