Walking is a wonderful way to see the beautiful surroundings. One can walk all day on the small rural roads, or over the moors and mountains. It is possible you will only meet the local frarmers looking for an odd sheep, who will no doubt say " 'tis a grand day, and hope you are enjoying your stay".

For the more energetic hikers, the two most popular mountain trails in Ireland are very close by.

The Beara Way

The Sheep's Head Way. 

These are high mountain (1000ft - 3000ft) walks which can be accessed  at many given points. 

As the Bantry region is considered to contain the greatest concentration of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe there are detailed maps, sight-seeing route guides, plans, leaflets and books available for those interested in the ancient past.

Glengarriff Forest Park as well as the other nearby woods have a network of scenic routes and pathways through the rich vegetation, towering trees, and fast flowing rivers and streams. Foxes, wild deer, rabbits, hares, badgers, small lizards and a variety of bird life can be encountered.