The Beara & Sheep's Head Peninsulas | A Walking Guide

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The Beara and Sheep’s Head Peninsulas, in the southwest of Ireland, are both unspoiled and hold some of Ireland's most beautiful scenery. These routes range from short hikes to longer treks, coastal and inland, something to suit everyone's interest. The twenty-five routes are accompanied by quality photographs and specially drawn maps. Walk descriptions include material on the rich natural history, folklore, geology and place names of the area.

Stroll the woodland and mountain trails of Gougane Barra or take on Hungry Hill for a more challenging hillwalk, with lots more in between. There is no better way to explore this landscape than on foot.

Walks Featured

Beara Peninsula

Dursey Island
Garinish and Firkeel Loop
Knockoura and the Copper Mines of Allihies
Bere Island
Creha Quay Loop via Eyeries
Ardgroom - Puleen Loop
Knocknagree, Lackawee and Maulin
Hungry Hill from the East
Hungry Hill from Park Lough via South-West Ridge
Cumeengeera Horseshoe
Knockatee Loop
Knockowen Circuit
Glantrasna Horseshoe
Glaninchiquin Circuit
Baurearagh Horseshoe
Barley Lake and Glenlough Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain from the East
Glengarriff Woods
Barraboy Mountain and Priests Leap
Knockboy Horseshoe
A Circuit of Lough Akinkeen and Lough Nambrackderg
Gougane Barra Low-Level Circuit
Gougane Barra High-Level Circuit

Sheep's Head Peninsula

Peakeen Ridge and Coastal Loop via Lighthouse
Seefin Circuit

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