Beautiful Bantry and walking the Sheep’s Head Way

Duration
7 days
goat guide
price
£1550

DATES Tue 4th April 2023
- Tue 11th April 2023

7 nights

“Beautiful landscapes, peace, animals, walking, lovely hotel and staff and a great guide” We return as it was such a popular holiday this year but this time to cover more of this beautiful landscape and journey along the Sheep’s Head Way. If you fancy an Easter break do please book on early to reserve your place.

SUMMARY

Date: Tuesday April 4th to Tuesday April 11th – 7 nights and 6 days walking

Walking Guide: Clara Fleming our local guide

Grade: 3 Goats -the walking is along coastal paths and low mountain ridges and will be long days as we cover a section of the Sheep’s Head way. There is quite a bit of up and down but ascents and descents are gradual.The walking is mostly on footpaths; these can be quite narrow, uneven and rocky in places, boggy in others. Walking poles are handy as are waterproof boots and gaiters.

Base: The Maritime Hotel in Bantry for 3 nights ( Tues and Wed and on the final Mon night) and BridgeView House for 4 nights (Thurs to Mon)

Price: £1550 per person for the weeks holiday in a solo occupancy ensuite room.

Includes:

  • 7 nights ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation in own room in 2 hotels
  • Dinner on the 1st night in Bantry and each night at Bridge View House – 5 nights
  • Packed lunches on 6 walking days
  • Group Cork Airport Pick up and return – pick up at 15.30pm and transfer back at 10am after breakfast on Tues 11th
  • Local Transport required for walks

Not included:

  • Travel to Cork
  • dinner on 2 nights
  • Additional drinks

 

 

DETAILS

West Cork is one of the little-known and most isolated places in Europe so you can expect walks in unspoilt and wild Atlantic scenery usually all to ourselves. Seals and dolphins can often be spotted, and occasionally we may be lucky enough to spot basking sharks and the tell-tale sign of seabirds hovering over a whale. There are stone circles, ring forts and ruined castles to find along the walks as well as more recent sites of archaelogical and historical interest such as mass rocks, old military defences and the remains of the copper mining industry.

This year we go on a journey to cover over 70km of the Sheep’s Head Way on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula – the narrowest of the 5 peninsulas that extend out into the Atlantic. Looking out over the Atlantic you can feel as if you are at the edge of the world .

ITINERARY

Itinerary – subject to change depending on the weather and at the discretion of the guide 

The aim is to cover approx 72 km of the Sheep’s Head Way walking different parts fo each day.

DAY 1 Tuesday 4th April

Arrive Bantry – there will be one pick up at Cork Airport at 3.30pm  for the 1h 20 min journey to the Maritime hotel in Bantry. There is time to settle in before a 6pm briefing with your guide.

DAY 2  Bantry to Glanlough              14km

Overnight Bantry

DAY 3 Glanlough to Seefin              11km

Overnight Kilcrohane for 4 nights at the Bridge View House

DAY 4  Seefin to Tooreen                  13km

Overnight Kilcrohane

DAY 5 Tooreen to Kilcrohane          15km

Overnight Kilcrohane

DAY 6 Kilcrohane  to Ahakista            8km

Overnight Kilcrohane

DAY 7

Ahakista to Durrus                11km

Overnight at The Maritime in Bantry for the last night.

CALL 01784 664063 – EMAIL CONTACTUS@WALKINGWOMEN.COM

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