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Bantry Pony Trekking

Bantry Pony Trekking

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Beginners are especially welcome and our carefully selected Irish Cobs are sure to give you a safe pleasant introduction to riding and the Irish countryside.

Groups are kept small and are fully escorted and supervised at all times.

The private trails are around the farm and up to the summit of Mullaghmesha, where, 580m above sea level, the views are breathtaking and cover a vast area of the West Cork coastline,  (on a clear day, and barely your mounts ears in a good Celtic mist)

Rides commence with an assessment form, then fitting with helmets, body protectors and riding boots, provided by us, before you meet your horse and head for the hills! – well maybe not quite so fast! First you mount in an enclosed riding arena and are shown how to sit, hold the reins etc and control your mount ,a condensed lesson in four minutes! For new or nervous riders an escort will walk beside you at all times if you wish.

Then it really is off to the hills………

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 18.49.48In addition there are opportunities for more tuition in horse and pony care especially suited for the pony mad teenager. Learn more about grooming tacking up and all the fun and responsibility that owning your own horse entails, again always supervised.

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O'Brien Coach Tours

O’Brien Coach Tours

Tours of West Cork, including Bantry

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O’Brien Coach Tours offers high quality, reasonably priced sightseeing tours to South West Ireland.  Tour B takes us to  West Cork and Mizen Peninsula and Tour C to The Ring of Kerry. We specialise in travelling to the south-west of Ireland, where our experienced and professional drivers/guides are helpful, informative, easy-going and enjoy sharing their understanding and their accumulated local knowledge to ensure your experience is a memorable one.

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Drimoleague Walkways

The Drimoleague Walkways

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Leaving from the nearby village of Drimoleague, these walks were created to showcase the landscape and heritage of the landscapes between Bantry and Cork City.  Find out more details on our website.

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The Sheep’s Head Way

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The 8 day tour includes:

Day 1; Arrive at Cork Airport and take public transport to Bantry. It is also possible to arrive into Dublin or Shannon airport but will result in a longer transfer by bus. Bantry town is perfectly located as a place to start your adventure in the southwest of Ireland. It sits in the bay separating the Sheepshead and Beara peninsulas and in the shelter of Whiddy Island.

Day 2; Bantry to Glanlough
On the first day of your tour you will walk from Bantry to Glanlough overlooking Bantry Bay and Whiddy island. On today’s trail you will walk along a beautiful ridge before making your way down into Glanlough. Distance; 16km, Ascent; 280 m/1148 ft, Approximate walking time; 4.5 hours

Day 3;Glanlough to Kilcrohane
Today’s walk gives you the option of following Gortnakilly ridge up onto Seefin Mountain, the highest point of the peninsula at 345m, or you can take the lower path which also finishes in Kilcrohane village. Distance; 13km, Ascent; 385m, Approximate walking time; 4 hours

Day 4;Kilcrohane to Tooreen
You will follow the wild and rugged coastline at the western extremity of Sheepshead peninsula on the trail today, passing through long abandoned and ruined villages and the Gortavallig Copper Mines. Distance; 14km, Ascent; 110m, Approximate walking time; 4 hours

Day 5; Tooreen to Reenmore
Starting your day walking the southern coastline, with a very short climb, which leads you to a 17th century signal tower, the trail then stays at lower levels winding through farmsteads and ancient town lands on your way to Kilcrohane village. Distance; 16km, Ascent; 200m, Approximate walking time; 4.5 hours

Day 6;Reenmore to Durrus
Durrus, the largest village on the peninsula, is today’s destination and the trail takes you there along undisturbed paths and winding roads. Passing through this area you will see evidence of the extensive activity from pre Christian times, in the form of standing stones, wells and burial grounds’. Distance; 16km, Ascent; 280m, Approximate walking time; 5 hours

Day 7: Durrus to Bantry
On the final leg of your return to Bantry, you move inland from the coastline and ascend Barr na Gaoithe, the Top of the Wind, before meandering back down on small country roads into the town, through the beautiful grounds of Bantry House. Distance; 17km, Ascent; 190m, Approximate walking time; 5 hours.

Day 8; Departure from Bantry

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