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.
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.