There are trails to suit everyone from coastal hikes to treks along high ridges. Don’t miss the walk out to the lighthouse at the peninsula’s tip where, if you’re lucky, you’ll see dolphins swimming below you in Bantry Bay!
See www.livingthesheepsheadway.com for more information on walking on the peninsula.
Have a great day of sailing on Dunmanus Bay from Ahakista on a luxury Hallberg Rassy 46’ yacht. Day, evening and weekend sailings are available with Carbery Sailing.
Kayak on the calm inlets of Dunmanus bay with Darren’s Kayaks
Look out for Choughs or Peregrines; protected birds living only on the cliffs of Sheep’s Head and cliffs off Ireland’s southwest coast. The hill is also home to protected species of plant and the famous Kerry slug!
Learn a New Skill
Take a stone carving workshop with Victor Daly, stone carver and sculptor, sign up for a cookery course at The Good Things Café, or take a workshop at one of the fine literary and music festivals held here during the summer months.
Cycle Sheep’s Head’s windy scenic roads and take in wonderful views across the Beara and Mizen peninsulas. Sign up for a cycling tour, or hire traditional or electric bike for a day from http://www.westcorkbikehire.com/About-Us.htm
Swim in the clear, clean waters of Dunmanus bay at the many sheltered strands along the peninsula.
Head to the Playground
You’ll find children’s playgrounds in Kilcrohane, Ahakista, Durrus and Bantry.
Watch West Cork’s traditional sport of road bowling held on Sunday afternoons on the roads of the peninsula.
Find out more about things to do over at http://livingthesheepsheadway.com