Seven Heads Walk-Way | West County Cork (Dunworley Bay, Clonakilty, Timoleague) | Ireland Website: Seven Heads Walk-Way
Know Before You Go: Parts of this trail walk along paved, rail-guarded paths, but others walk along narrow roadways. If you walk along the roadways you are asked to keep to the right and face oncoming traffic. Many walkers wear yellow safety vests to be more visible to drivers. Length: 26 miles to choose from! Time: Depends on how far you walk. Terrain: Paved trail; some parts are on narrow roadways without shoulders. Difficulty: Easy. Dog-friendly: Yes. Dogs must be leashed. Kid-friendly: Yes, but please keep a close eye on your kids when you're on the road, and know that some areas do not have a shoulder. My teenage son was running training runs on this walkway and it made me nervous. The Seven Heads Walk winds through the southern part of County Cork, in and out of towns and villages, along paved bike paths, aggregate trail and along narrow roads. It explores the southern shoreline, treating you to beautiful views of the crashing waves into the beautiful rock shorelines, sandy beaches, and a lighthouse. We walked a portion near the village of Timoleague while visiting the ruins of Timoleague Abbey. We also walked parts of this route along Dunworley Bay where the panoramic views of the shoreline are terrific, although that portion is on a public roadway that sees quite a bit of traffic.