Cork is a walkers’ Eden, with stunning coastal paths and ancient pilgrim ways which bring you over mountains, through hidden valleys and on into the ancient, deep woods - following the paths made by the first Christian missionaries.
Two walks – the Sheep's Head Way – with its stunning cliff top paths - and the spiritual St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Way (sometimes known as the “Cork Camino”) are celebrated as the jewels of West Cork Walking. But there are many paths and trails to explore in this area, with over twenty listed, mapped and graded here.
This four-day itinerary will bring you to the wild west of Cork, where you can walk through history, against the epic backdrop of some of the most stunning landscapes of Ireland.
Take your time to research the treks which suit you best. But be assured that West Cork is a walker’s paradise.