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Walks in West Cork


Name: Kinsale Slí na Sláinte Walk
Type: Slí na Sláinte
Length: 4Km
Directions: The route begins opposite The Perryville Hotel
Closest Town: Kinsale
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Name: Belgooly Estuary Walks

Type: Estuary Walk
Length: approx. 2Km
Directions: Head out along the estuary from the village.
Closest Town: Belgooly
Further Information: www.belgooly.ie

Name: Warrenscourt Forest
Type: Forest Walk
Length: approx. 2Km
Directions: Coming from Macroom take the right turn just before Lissarda, take the immediate right and follow this road over the bridge, keep on this road and forest entrance is on the left hand side.
Closest Town: Macroom

Name: Macroom Castle Demesne Walks
Type: River Walk
Length: 1Km
Directions: Access to walks is gained through the Castle gates in the town
Closest Town: Macroom
 

Name: Kilbrittain Slí na Sláinte
Type: Sli na Sláinte
Length: 4Km
Directions: This route begins at Deasy`s Bridge just south of the village
Closest Town: Kilbrittain
 

Name: Ballinspittle Wood
Type: Forest Walk
Length: 3.3Km
Directions: Adjacent to Ballinspittle village on the Garretstown road
Closest Town: Ballinspittle
 

Name: Garretstown Beach Walk
Type: Beach
Length:
Directions: Due south of Ballinspittle
Closest Town: Ballinspittle
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Name: Timoleague Courtmacsherry Walk
Type: Estuary Walk
Length: 4km
Directions: This walk begins on the other side of the bridge at Timoleague.
Closest Town: Timoleague
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Name: Seven Heads Walks
Type: Woodland, coastal and country lanes
Length: various
Directions: All walks begin at Courtmacsherry
Closest Town: Courtmacsherry
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Name: InchydoneyIsland Walk
Type: Field/Beach/Sea Shore Walk
Length:
Directions: Due south of Clonakilty
Closest Town: Clonakilty

Name: Long Strand Beach
Type: Beach Walk
Length:
Directions: Coming from Clonakilty take a left at Lissavard and keep on this road until you reach the coast.
Closest Town: Clonakilty
 

Name: Castlefreke Wood
Type: Forest Walk
Length:
Directions: Coming from Clonakilty take a left at Lissavard and keep on this road until you Rathbarry.Take a right at this junction and take a right at the Lodge, travel 300meters and take a right into the car park.
Closest Town: Clonakilty
 

Name: Dromilihy Wood
Type: Forest Walk
Length: 3Km
Directions: Coming from Clonakilty this is the first area of woodland you will meet on the left hand side after passing Leap.
Closest Town: Leap
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Name: Rineen Wood
Type: Forest/Coastal Walk
Length: 4Km
Directions: From Union Hall follow the road west for approx.2Km.The entrance to the wood is at the estuary
Closest Town: Union Hall
 

Name: Rosscarbery Slí na Sláinte
Type: Slí na Sláinte
Length: 3.7Km
Directions: Route begins at the playground at Peakeen Cross
Closest Town: Rosscarbery
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Name: Tooreenasillane Wood
Type: Forest Walk
Length: 3Km
Directions: Travelling from Skibbereen take the road to Drinagh. Take the first right on this road and the forest entrance is on you right hand side.
Closest Town: Skibbereen
 

Name: Knockomagh Wood Nature Reserve, Lough Hyne.
Type: Forest/Hill walk
Length: 2Km
Directions: Take the Skibbereen to Baltimore road. After 5.3 Km take the left hand junction which will bring you to Lough Hyne and the entrance to walk.
Closest Town: Skibbereen
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Name: Sheeps Head Loop Walk
Type: National Loop Walk
Length: 4Km and 6Km
Directions: www.discoverireland
Closest Town: Kilcrohane
Further Information: downloadable map here

Name: Glengarriff Slí na Sláinte
Type: Slí na Sláinte
Length: 6.3Km
Directions: Route begins at the village junction.
Closest Town: Glengarriff
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Name: Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Type: Forest /Riverbank/Hill Walks
Length: various
Directions: Heading out on the Kenmare road from the village turn in left at the gate lodge.
Closest Town: Glengarriff
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Name: Pooleen Wood
Type: Forest Walk
Length: 8Km
Directions: On the road between Glengarrriff and Kenmare take the next left after 3Km
Closest Town: Glengarriff
 

Name: West Island Loop, Bere Island
Type: National Loop Walk
Length: 10Km
Directions: Take the ferry from Castletownebere to the Western side of the island. The walk begins at the pier.
Closest Town: Castletownebere
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Name: Rerrin Loop, Bere Island
Type: National Loop Walk
Length: 6Km
Directions: Take the ferry to Rerrin. The walk begins at the pier.
Closest Town: Castletownebere
 

Name: Bere Island Slí na Sláinte Route
Type: Slí na Sláinte
Length:
Directions: This route begins at the east side of O` Sullivan`s pub, Ballinakilla.
Closest Town:
 

Name: Dursey Island Loop Walk
Type: National Loop Walk
Length: 14Km
Directions: Dursey Island is located at the tip of the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork. Access to the island is by the only cablecar in Ireland,
Closest Town: Castletownebere
 

Name: Creha Quay Loop Walk
Type: National Loop Walk
Length: 6Km
Directions: Start from the village of Ardgroom on the R571 between Lauragh and Eyeries. In the village take the minor road signposted Cuas Pier and Pallas Harbour. Follow this road for approximately 5km to reach Cuas Pier on your right.
Closest Town: Ardgroom
 

Name: Coastguard Stn. Loop
Type: National Loop Walk
Length: 9Km
Directions: Trail starts at O` Sullivan`s shop in Eyeries village
Closest Town: Eyeries
 

Name: The Beara Way
Type: National Waymarked Way
Length:
Directions: Start at Glengarriff
Closest Town: Glengarriff
 

Name: The Sheeps Head Way
Type: National Waymarked Way
Length: 100Km
Directions: The route starts in Bantry town.
Closest Town: Bantry
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Name: Coppeen Walks

Type: Coppeen Waymarked Walks

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