Seefin Loop Walk

 

SEEFIN LOOP – BLUE ARROWS

Start/Finish : The Ahakista Trailhead at Arundels by the Pier car park

Grade : Hard

Distance : 12.1 Km approx.

Estimated Time : 4 Hours and 15 minutes approx. (Based on average walking speed of 3Km per hour)

Metres Climb / Ascent : 475 Metres Max.

Height : 345 Metres

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

From the car park at Arundels by the Pier take a right onto the public road and continue on until you arrive at a tee junction (Ahakista Bridge). Take a right here and then the first left as per the finger post sign and follow the blue arrows for Seefin. At the next finger post sign keep left and follow the blue arrows for Seefin in a northwesterly direction and at way marker no. 9 (Seefin) continue straight on along the track. When you arrive at way marker no. 10 for Seefin take a left and follow the blue arrows in a southwesterly direction until you reach way marker no. 21 for Seefin. Take a right here and continue on in a northley direction. At The Windy Gap Junction sign/way marker no. 165 take the Seefin/Kilcrohane option keeping left in a southwesterly direction for the summit of Seefin. When you reach the top take a sharp left at the Trig Point/way marker no. 41. Descend down following the blue arrows and continue through to a farm yard. At way marker no. 64 you will go off road and then pass an old “Cillín”and a fort on your way. At way marker no. 76 continue on down until you reach way marker no. 92 on the old Kilcrohane/Ahakista road. Take a left here and continue straight on along the old road and you will eventually arrive onto a tarred road, passing by the Átha Thomáis memorial en-route to the main public road which will lead you back to Ahakista bridge and the car park at Arundels by the Pier.

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.