DAY 3 Baltimore to Kinsale: 179km (111 miles)
Baltimore’s illustrous history has made it a favourite of sailors for centuries. At Dún na Séad castle discover the 17th century story of the Sack of Baltimore, when North African pirates abducted 108 English settlers and locals, selling them into a life of slavery across the waters. Travel on to Skibereen, Ireland’s most southerly town where you can catch a boat to Inchydoney Island. Stop at Clonakilty for a delcious artisan lunch and some alternative traditional music in the local pubs before heading on to the Old Head of Kinsale. Old it may be, this headland is one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s most iconic vistas and a daring location for a golf course. Play a round or go whale watching with Nic Slocum and his crew from Whale Watch West Cork. Keep your eyes peeled for risso dolphins, and minke, fin and humpback whales as they play along the Cork coastline. Kinsale is your final destination on this epic voyage. Once a medieval fishing port, today the town is one of Ireland’s leading culinary capitals. Savour your memories over a scrumptious supper at the famous Fishy Fishy Café and start plotting your new adventure.