Explore our Walks
There are seven Fastnet 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.
The 3 walks from the Lisheen Trail head, posted just outside the gates of Lisheen Church, takes in both lovely views over Roaring Water Bay as well as some fascinating historical spots.
The Kilcoe Trail head is located along the N71 by Kilcoe Church and school. The Mapboard describes 3 walks which offer both history and fine views.
Near the Ballydehob Community Centre, off the main road, you will find the Ballydehob Trailhead. Three walks give the choice of leafy green lanes or high ground views of Roaring Water Bay as well as glimpses of local history.
Schull’s Mapboard is situated on the high street just by the parking area as you enter the village. Here the walker is spoiled for choice as there are 7 routes to choose from.
Just past the turn off at Altar on the R592 is Altar Church on the opposite side of the road where the Toormore Mapboard is located. From this Trailhead, with its easy parking, you can either head east to Schull or head out to the Mizen Peninsula.
The Goleen Village Mapboard is located at the crossroads in the middle of the village opposite O’Meara’s Pub. The choice of walks here is either a short loop around the village itself or climbing to high ground with breath taking views out to the Fastnet or down to Dunmanus Bay and even catching glimpses of Barley Cove.
Goleen Community Center
Just before entering Goleen Village on the R591, a right turn signposted for the Community Centre offers parking and an alternative starting point for two longish walks with spectacular views.