Bullig Bay Loop

County Cork
3 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 4.2 km
Time 1 hour
Format Loop
Ascent 70 m
Waymarking Purple arrow
Start Point
Dunboy Woods Carpark
Finish Point
Dunboy Woods Carpark
Nearest Town to Start Castletownbere
Lat. and Long. 51.630878, -9.923939

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Beara Tourism and Development Association, St. Peter's Church, Castletownbere, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Tel/Fax 00353 (0)27 70054 Email bearatours@eircom.net


Car park

The Bullig Bay Loop is a short, enjoyable walk located by Dunboy Castle, near Castletownbere in West Cork. It offers pleasant views on a mix of forest tracks, quiet country road and farmland.
The trail is in generally good condition but waymarking needs some extra reassurance markers and it is inconsistent in places with differnt coluors being used. The trail surface is solid, except for a very muddy section crossing a farmyard. While the loop is described on the Discover Ireland website in an-clockwise direction it is way marked in a clockwise direction.
There is as yet no map board in place but this is to be erected soon.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 84
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Mike from Limerick

3rd time doing this trail. The re-routing (not yet on the guide maps) so as to join the public road takes you up onto higher ground so the views are very good at the slight expense of muddy boots! It's a very friendly trail as families etc just doing the lower sea level section i.e. out and back.

Peter from Antrim

Signs on the R572 are for Puxley Castle, a visible ruin, on the way to a minuscule carpark (cul-de-sac turning point) next to the invisible ruin of Dunboy Castle. This is a rare dog friendly walk with views across to Ardnakinna Lighthouse on Bere Island and Sheep's Head on the other side of Bantry Bay.

Susanne from Cork

The trail is well groomed with lovely views and access to beautiful, albeit rocky, beach. The very last part of the loop takes you over a farmer's stile and through a rugged field that could be more clearly marked. The views from the top of the hill are outstanding! If you would like to see some photos of our hike around the Bullig Bay Loop, please visit my Ring of Beara Blog here: http://ringofbeara.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/bullig-bay-loop-castletownbere-county-cork-ireland/ .

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