Trailheads

There are seven Fastnet Trails Trailheads spread along the Mizen Peninsula from the eastern ones at Lisheen and Kilcoe through Ballydehob, Schull, Colla/Long Island to the more westerly ones at Toormore (Altar) and Goleen. As the trails evolve it is now possible to join them up and you will see the Fastnet Trail long distance trail weaving its way from Kilcoe to Goleen and beyond. Some trails and trail guides are still being finalised – ready soon!

There are 16 Loop Walks and 4 Linear Walks (both directions), each of which is described in a downloadable PDF which includes a map and route description. Some points of interest will be added to each guide as they become available. You can print some or all of the PDF on A4 paper or view it on your smart phone as you explore the Mizen Peninsula.

Note that Fastnet Trails Leaflets are available in many shops and tourist offices and these contain route maps and information.

If you click on a red square on the map above a list of the trails starting at that point will pop up and you can click on each to open/download a PDF walk map and guide.

This wonderful Mizen Peninsula map was drawn by Robert Harris for the Bank House Tourism Centre in Ballydehob and embellished with Peter Clarke‘s exquisite watercolour sketches of just some of the places that should not be missed by visitors to West Cork

If the interactive map doesn’t work on your device

– all the same information is available HERE in a more conventional format 🙂

Looking West to East across Dunmanus Bay from top of Knockaphuca. Sheep’s Head and Beara visible to the north. Skelligs just visible distant NW.