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Christian Aid supporters waving from the annual Sheep's Head Hike event

The Sheep's Head Hike is back!

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10am Saturday 3 September | Sheep's Head Way, Kilcrohrane, Cork

It's that time of year again - everyone's favourite annual hiking event is back after a few years rest and it's all systems go in preparation for the big event in West Cork.

The Sheep’s Head Way is one of the most remote parts of Ireland, well-known for its laid-back way of life, friendly people and breath-taking scenery.

So whether you're already an intrepid trekker or want to try it for the very first time, taking part in the Sheep's Head Hike is a great way to raise money for our global neighbours and challenge yourself at the same time.

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. Let's set a challenge as we welcome back this event- let's surpass all previous fundraising efforts! 

It's down to the support of local people that the Sheep's Head Hike has reached its twelfth anniversary

- Andrew Coleman , Event organiser..

Routes available

The Sheep's Head Hike caters for all levels of walkers, pick what's right for your ability. This year we have introduced a new less demanding route for those who wish to support our work. All walking routes will be led by local guides.

  • Route 1 - Seefin Way Route | 10.5km hill walk | 4.5hrs |  Experienced walkers only, not suitable for young children. 


  • Route 2 - Farranamanagh Loop | 6.5 km flat terrain walk | 2.5hrs | Suitable for all age groups and abilities.


  • Route 3 - Old Military Road | 5km | 2hrs | Short, easy route.
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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 bringing an extra change of clothes in case of heavy rain.


For those who have not registered online prior to the event, registration is available on the day at 11.00 am for Route A and 11:30 pm for Route B at the Kilcrohane Community Centre.

Route A will commence at 11:45am, Route B will commence at 12:00pm, Route C will commence at 12:00pm.

Rural transport coaches will be in operation to transport participants taking part in Route A to the starting point of the hike. Participants for Route B and C will depart from the community hall on foot.

All walkers are welcomed back to the Kilcrohane Community Centre for tea, coffee, soft drinks, and sandwiches.