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Now in its 17th year, it is the biggest hiking event on one of Ireland’s best-loved walking routes.

This September, join the biggest hiking event on the Sheep’s Head peninsula.

10.30am Saturday 7 September | Sheep's Head Way, Kilcrohrane, 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 breathtaking 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! 

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

- Andrew Coleman, Event organiser.

Available routes

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.


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.

Check back soon for further updates.