Peakeen Ridge Loop Walk

PEAKEEN RIDGE LOOP – RED ARROWS

Start/Finish : The Goat’s Path Trailhead at the Goats Path car park

Grade : Hard

Distance : 11Km approx. Estimated Time : 3 Hours and 45 minutes approx. (Based on average walking speed of 3Km per hour)

Metres Climb/Ascent : 470m Max.

Height : 338m

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

From the car park at the top of the Goat’s Path follow the red arrow discs on the way markers heading in a southwesterly direction, passing behind the Pieta statue and way marker no. 60 (Peakeen) as you go. Continue on along the ridge passing a megalithic tomb en-route. Further on you will descend down the hill and almost straight away you will ascend up another hill. Continue on along the ridge again until you will start to descend down and at way marker no. 15 (Peakeen, Cahir) veer right following the way markers for Cahergal as well as the red arrow discs. As you go over the timber stile at the public road at Cahergal carpark keep right at way marker no. 205 and continue along the public road in a northeasterly direction. At the finger post sign for “Horshoe Shoe Road” & Finn MC Cool’s Seat” near way marker 200 turn right here, this track will take you back to the public road to way marker no. 194. Turn right here and this road takes you back to the car park at the top of The Goat’s Path.

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.