Foilakilly Loop Walk

FOILNAKILLY LOOP – GREEN ARROWS AND FOLLOW THE MASS PATH SIGNS (CHRISTIAN CROSS SYMBOL) UNTILL WAY MARKER NO. 151.

Start/Finish : The Dún Óir Trailhead at Dún Óir car park

Grade : Hard

Distance : 9.9 Km approx.

Estimated Time : 3 Hours and 30 minutes approx. (Based on average walking speed of 3Km per hour)

Metres Climb/Ascent : 400m Max.

Height : 270m

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

From the car park at Dún Óir go over the timber stIle, way marker Christian Cross no. 1 and follow the Mass Path way markers uphill until you reach The Mass Path Junction sign/way marker no. 151, take the S.H.W. East Glanlough/Bantry option. Continue on along the ridge following the main Sheep’s Head Way yellow man way markers. At way marker no. 111 you will begin to descend in a northeasterly direction until you will reach way marker no. 91 at the road. Take a left turn here and continue along until you met the main public road. Continue on along the main public road in a southwesterly direction with Bantry Bay on your right and back to the car park at Dún Óir.

Note : Be aware of weather conditions and cut away peat bogs along the loop walk. 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.