Day 1 Arrive at the little fishing village of Baltimore, looking out at the Fastnet Rock. Transfer by ferry to Cape Clear Island for your first night’s accommodation, enjoy this spectacular ferry trip through the islands of RoaringWaterBay, passing SherkinIsland en route.
Evening meal together and a general chat about the coming day’s walks. A short walk after dinner sets the tone for this holiday.
Meeting time at Baltimore Harbour is 17.00 hours.
Day 2 A full day’s walking on Cape Clear coastline, where its vast depth of local history, archaeology, culture, music and wildlife awaits you. Views West to Mizen Head and South to the Fastnet Rock make this day a memorable experience. Overnight and evening dinner on CapeClearIsland.
Walk Details: Full day’s walking - 5 to 6 hours. Level walks. Open countryside. Boots essential
Day 3 Today we transfer by ferry from Cape Clear to Sherkin Island. Time and weather permitting, you may enjoy a short walk on Heir Island. A short walk to the O’Driscoll Castle with stunning views towards Schull and Mount Gabriel finishes your time on Cape Clear. Your walk on Heir Island takes you through ‘Paris’ to the south western tip of the island with views over Calf Island, Cape Clear and Long Island. Transfer from Heir to Sherkin Island for overnight and dinner.
Walk Details: Two short walks - 4 hours. Slight hills. Open countryside. Boots essential.
Day 4 After breakfast you walk around the magnificent Sherkin Island. A treasure of nature.
Our walk starts at Smugglers Bay and the Island Light House. We continue along the “spine” of the island to its highest point before descending to the western tip & returning to our accommodation. Overnight and dinner on Sherkin Island.
Walk Details: Full day’s walking - 5 to 6 hours. Level walks. Open countyside. Boots essential.
Day 5 After breakfast, weather, time and ferry schedule permitting, we will arrange a short walk before you say “goodbye” to island life and take the short ferry transfer to the seaside village to Baltimore.
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