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Sheepshead Peninsula

Bantry, Ireland
353 27 61226
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Bantry
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Huizen Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Good walk, interesting site. The route to the Sheephead was worn out, so we did not reach the end. Too many paths....

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Ireland
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We drove to the Bernie's coffee shop at the tip of Sheep's head going out via the Goat's path and returning via Ahakista and the Air India Memorial. The hike to the lighthouse takes about 1 - 1.5 hours return. As we have twin babies - I completed the hike with our almost 3 year old while OH babysat and... More

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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On a recent trip to West Cork we travelled from Durrus through Ahakista stopping off there to pay our respects at the monument to the Air India disaster. We then drove on narrow roads with the most fantastic views to the car park leading to the Sheepskin Head lighthouse. There we took a loop walk on an easy marked trail... More

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SF Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We really enjoyed our trek around Sheepshead Peninsula, but kept waiting for all the sheep to show up. I think we only saw a few and they were at the very end. It was a beautiful drive with very few cars, but we couldn't figure out why there were so few sheep. There were gorgeous views of Bantry Bay though.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Views are to die for, be careful of the narrow bends, you never know whats around the corner!! there are man made *laybys* for passing one another but do be wary, some people who live in the area are used to the roads and can be inclined to speed a little.but on the whole most are courteous.

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Gorgeous walking trails wind throughout this area of West Cork. Great for photography of scenic land/ocean boundaries. Trail markings could be better marked -- they provide little sense of distance or the villages to which they lead. As the name would indicate, watch out for sheep droppings all over the trails, as well as gorse bush. The terrain can be... More

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Glengarriff, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved the views - beautiful sea views on all sides! Nice to take a break from the cultural intensity on The West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry...

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Knowle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There is a lovely drive to the end of the Sheepshead Peninsular to the lighthouse. You do need a clear day for this. The day we did it, when we got to the lighthouse it was very misty so we couldn't see it. There is a small cafe up there but unfortunately it had closed when we got there.

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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Spent three days walking the area and really enjoyed..yea a couple of hills to negotiate but the scenery makes it all worthwhile. Not a brilliant place for small children as beaches not sandy and the rocky ones are beautiful but jagged. Worth a visit by foot as well as wheels.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The drive around the Sheepshead Peninsula takes you to Ahakista and this is well worth a stop off to see the Air India memorial. The nearby pub with the tin roof (sorry do not know the name) has a lovely garden behind it to enjoy a refreshing drink and take in the sea view.

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