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Sheep's Head Hike 2017

Sheep's Head Way

** New date confirmed**

The Sheep's Head Hike will take place Saturday 14 October 2017 

Family Fun Day  

To date, the Sheep's Head Hike has raised tens of thousands of pounds for our work to continue in communities throughout the world that are living in poverty.

We are grateful to everyone who attended and volunteered at our previous hike events, we welcome you all back to make this year even more memorable and successful than years gone-by.

What's New?

  • A new route

  • Guided walks

Two Routes

Two scenic routes are available, a 16km walk and a 6.3km (new route) walk. Both walks will be guided, illustrating an insight into the history, and flora and fauna of the beautiful Sheep's Head peninsula.

Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed on the Sheep's Head Way.

Please keep a close eye on weather conditions in the run up to the event. If you have any questions, contact the event organiser Andrew on 08724 39280.


Route A - The Poet's Way

The Poet's Way is a 16km hill walk of approximately 4.5 hours. This route is for experienced walkers only and not suitable for young children (view map). 

Route B - The Farranamanagh Loop (new route) 

The Farranamanagh Loop is a 6.3km flat terrain walk of approximately 2.5 hours. This route is suitable for all age groups and abilities (view map).

Getting ready

Walkers are advised to bring appropriate walking shoes, walking clothes (no jeans), a raincoat, something to drink and a sandwich. We also advise you to bring an extra change of clothes in case of heavy rain.

Please keep a close eye on weather conditions in the run up to the event.


Registration is available on the day at 11.00am for The Poet's Way and 11:30am for the Farranamanagh Loop at the Kilcrohane Community Centre.

The Poet's Way route will commence at 11:45am, The Farranamanagh Loop will commence at 12:00pm.

Rural transport coaches will be in operation to transport participants taking part in The Poet's Way route to the starting point of the hike. Participants for The Farranamanagh Loop will depart from the community hall by foot.

All walkers are welcomed back to the Kilcrohane Community Centre for tea, coffee, soft drinks, soups and sandwiches which will be kindly supplied by local sponsor The Gourmet Grill.

The cause

Following on from Christian Aid Week, our focus story is that of the unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, war and disaster.

Christian Aid Week was set up 60 years ago to support our work with refugees in Europe following the Second World War. We will not give up now, we are dedicated to help relieve the suffering and build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home.

***Check out our Sheep's Head Hike Facebook event page for all updates***

Other questions?

If you have any questions or would like to enquire further, please contact us: email cork@christian-aid.org.

Sheep's Head Way


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