WALKS FROM TIMOLEAGUE     
THROUGH COURTMACSHERRY
AND BARRYROE
..EXPLORE THE HISTORY, 
STUNNING SCENERY, 
BIRD LIFE AND FLORA OF THE AREA

                                           

 

Welcome to the official site of the Seven Heads Peninsula. Situated on the picturesque West Cork coastline, the Seven Heads Peninsula extends from Timoleague village through Courtmacsherry, around the rugged cliffs and shore line towards Dunworley Bay and on to Barrryscove, Ardgehane and Ballinglanna. A touristic walking route of the peninsula was launched in 1998. The walk embraces a very interesting and varied territory in the course of its entire distance of approx. 42.5km around the peninsula. As there are several return routes and circular walks one can choose a route to suit the time and energy available. All of these routes can be found in the official "Seven Heads Walks" booklet which is currently on sale. As well as the breathtaking and rugged scenery which the route embraces, there are also historical sites and a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna which vary with the time of the year. The walkway leads through a variety of different types of territory, rocky coastlines with magnificent marine life, sandy beaches, extensive rich farm land, picturesque villages and farm yards, prolific bird life with some rare birds such as the Choughs and the little Egret, old woodland and rows with fuchsia in abundance. More importantly, there are friendly and chatty people to be met on the way. If you should find yourself unsure of the route, stop to chat, ask for directions and you will soon be on the right way. The development of the Seven Heads walk has been made possible by the tremendous support of the local communities of Barryroe, Courtmacsherry, and Timoleague, and especially the landowners who kindly gave permission to pass over their property.We also thank our many sponsors including Barryroe Co-op and most importantly West Cork Leader Co-op, and finally our hard working committee both of the past and those who presently continue to give of their time."


Sincere thanks,
John O’Brien, Chairman

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