Hidden deep in the wooded Bantry Bay area, Glengarriff (Gleann Garbh; www.glengarriff.ie) is an attractive village that snares plenty of passers-by in need of sweaters. Nearby, the rough, rocky Caha Mountains make for good hill walking (and, if you're game, an exhilarating drive to Priest's Leap).
Glengarriff to Castletownbere
The striations of the peninsula's underlying bedrock become evident as you drive west from Glengarriff towards Castletownbere. On the highest hills, Sugarloaf Mountain and Hungry Hill, rock walls known as 'benches' snake backwards and forwards across the slopes. They can make walking on these mountains quite challenging, and dangerous in fog.