- Created: February 15, 2016
- Updated: December 12, 2017
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Sheep's Head peninsula is situated in the south west of Ireland between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay in County Cork, Ireland.
It is a peaceful, unspoilt peninsula which has some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Ireland. Because of the proximity to the Gulf Stream the climate is always mild. It measures approximately 21km in length and just 4km across its widest point, and this rugged peninsula is a beautiful place to explore.
With wild scenery, picturesque loughs and fantastic coastal views, the Sheep’s Head Peninsula is one of Ireland’s treasures. Despite its unrivalled charm, this is in fact a little visited part of the country, which has managed to sidestep the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The entire peninsula circuit is 88km but there both long and short loop walks. The trail is very accessible and is well signposted. The route combines low and rugged hills with coastline and cliffs. The walkway is very straightforward.
The lighthouse at the end of the peninsula is well worth a visit.