Farranamanagh Loop Walk



Start/Finish : Kilcrohane Village Trailhead

Grade : Moderate Distance : 6.1Km approx.

Estimated Time : 2 Hours and 15 minutes approx. (Based on average walking speed of 3Km per hour)

Metres Climb/Ascent : 236m Max.

Height : 110m Minimum Gear : Walking boots, rain gear, fluid and a mobile phone.

From the map board walk in a northeasterly direction passing the Church on your left and over the bridge, following the Red arrows and main SHW yellow man markers, at marker no. 404 turn right off the main public road entering farmland. Continue on downhill to Farranamanagh strand and lake walking beyond these and on uphill on rough ground beyond the Bardic School, continue on to meet the main public road, turn left and you will arrive at Dromnea car park, way marker no. 425. Here you can return directly to Kilcorhane village via the public road or continue on the loop by climbing the old stone stile to the left of the gate across the road .Continue on uphill until you reach way marker no. 92 on the old Kilcrohane/Ahakista road. Continue straight on again until you reach way marker no. 01, veer left here for Kilcrohane and continue on again in a southwesterly direction. At way marker no. 10 follow the road down until you meet the main road. Take a right turn here and the main road will lead you back to Kilcrohane village.

Note : Be aware of weather conditions. Be aware of any livestock on the land, especially any Bulls. Please do not exit marked trails only on marked routes. No dogs are allowed on The Sheep’s Head Way. Emergency: Phone 999 or 112 and state whether you need Ambulance, Gardaí (police), Fire Brigade or Mountain Rescue. To identify your location please quote the number of the nearest way marker pole or your GPS/grid co-ordinates.

LEAVE NO TRACE • plan ahead and prepare • be considerate of others • respect farm animals and wildlife • leave what you find • camp on approved sites or with landowners permission • dispose of waste properly

Practising a Leave No Trace ethic is very simple: make it hard for others to see or hear you and leave no trace of your visit.