Glanlough Loop - Sheep's Head

County Cork
1 review
Grade Strenuous
Length 15 km
Time 5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 270 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Purple arrow on white background
Start Point
Car park at Arundels Bar by Ahakisha pier
Finish Point
car park at Arundels Bar by Ahakisha pier
Nearest Town to Start Ahakista
Lat. and Long. 51.5996131, -9.6319328

This loop follows minor roadways, laneways and mountain paths as it climbs to bring you along the top of the spine ridge of the Sheep's Head Peninsula, before descending, circling Glanlough Lake on the way. Spectacular mountain, coastal and sea views abound on all sides.

Maps and other information


Car park

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 88

Barry from Cork

Great walk with magnificent scenery. Not quite the full 20k, reckon it's just about 17k. While not strenuous it is difficult in parts due to very soft underfoot conditions (we did walk in December). Can be cold on the spine between the two bays (Bantry & Dunmanus) so proper kit essential. Superbly signposted. Well worth trip to West Cork.

Have you done this trail?
Tell us what you think