The Sheep's Head Way: Foilakilly Loop

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The Sheep's Head Way: Foilakilly Loop is a 10.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durrus, Cork County, Ireland that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

10 km
333 m



nature trips



wild flowers

FOILNAKILLY LOOP – GREEN ARROWS AND FOLLOW THE MASS PATH WAY MARKERS (CHRISTIAN CROSS SYMBOL) UNTILL WAY MARKER NO. 151 & THEN THE MAIN SHEEP’S HEAD WAY YELLOW WALKING MAN WAY MARKERS Minimum Gear : Walking boots, rain gear, fluid and a mobile phone.   From the car park at Dún Óir go over the timber stile, way marker Christian Cross no. 1 and follow the Mass Path way markers uphill until you reach The Mass Path Junction sign/way marker no. 151, take the S.H.W. East Glanlough/Bantry option. Continue on along the ridge following the main Sheep’s Head Way yellow man way markers. At way marker no. 111 you will begin to descend in a northeasterly direction until you will reach way marker no. 91 at the road. Take a left turn here and continue along until you met the main public road. Continue on along the main public road in a southwesterly direction with Bantry Bay on your right and back to the car park at Dún Óir.   Note : Be aware of weather conditions and cut away peat bogs along the loop walk. Be aware of any livestock on the land, especially any Bulls. Please do not exit marked trails only on marked routes. No dogs are allowed on The Sheep’s Head Way.   Emergency: Phone 999 or 112 and state whether you need Ambulance, Gardaí (police), Fire Brigade or Mountain Rescue.  To identify your location please quote the number of the nearest way marker pole or your GPS/grid co-ordinates.