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Cork Walks

If you are planning a walking holiday in Ireland who not check out some or Corks scenic walking routes. Whether it is walking in West Cork, East Cork or North Cork its all here with lots to be enjoyed from Hill Walking, to Cliff Walks or some beautiful river walks you will not be disappointed with all the Cork area has to offer and you might be lucky to enjoy the company of a local tour guide and other fellow walkers. Book your Cork Accommodation in Cork City or County along your walking route, just select the Accommodation type. Some more popular and well known routes being the Sheeps Head Area, The Beara Way, The Blackwater Way and the The Ballyhoura Way.

Before setting out on your walk check the weather, wear sensible footwear, and take any necessary clothing, warm or waterproof clothing, enough water and food and a mobile phone in case of emergency, and most importantly enjoy your wonderful scenic and peaceful walk along some of Corks best walking trails.

West Cork Walks

West Cork Walks

West Cork Walksspecialise in providing self guide and special guided walking holiday tours on the Beara Peninsula area in West Cork, Ireland. Our walking tours are slow climbing with a safe mountaineering plan staying away from steep scrambling ground. Here your friendly guide can tailor make a personal mountaineering experience visiting some stunning locations in West Cork that are off the beaten track, offering classic views of the Irish landscape.

Sheeps Head Peninsula Walk

Sheeps Head Peninsula Walk

Walking the Sheeps Head and Bantry area is catered for by theHillside Walks at Seamount Farm B&B. They offer a number of different walking routes along the Sheeps Head Peninsula area ranging from Bantry, Glen Lough to Kilcrohane Village, Durrus and Ahakista to the Beara Peninsula and further to Mizen Head Peninsula, with some of the best West Cork scenery on view, come and join us. Check out our West Cork accommodation

Ardnakinna Lighthouse Loop

Ardnakinna Lighthouse Loop, Bere Island, West Cork, Looped Walk starts at the western end of Bere Island and the estimated time is 3 hours.

Ballycotton Head Looped Walk

Ballycoton Cliff Top Walk

Ballycotton Head Looped Walk, Ballycotton, Co Cork - Looped Walk is a beautiful cliff walk, through farmland, coming across a small tiny beach on the way its is 13 kms and takes 5 hours.

Banane Loop,

Banane Loop, Banteer, Co Cork - Looped Walk. Take the woods entrance at Knightfield, Banteer, Co Cork to start this 5 km walk should take about 1.5 hours.

Barán Loop

Barán Loop, Ahakista, Co Cork - Looped Walk. Starting with Arundel's Pub behind you head off following the marked arrows on this 9 km walk passing Gorteanish on the way.

Barane Looped Walk,

Barane Looped Walk, Fermoy, Co Cork - Looped Walk. Follow the Blackwater River on this 3 km walk and enjoy as the river trails off towards Castlehyde and head up Glenabo Glen.

Blackwater Way

The Blackwater Way consists or two walking routes - the Avondhu Route and the Dunhallow Route, which covers from Clogheen (Tipperary) right across to Muckross (Kerry). With the Knockmealdown Mountains to your back leaving Clogheen, passing the well known scenic area called The Vee, the route will take you along roads, hills and forest tracks and with Castle, forest and river views, which can be spaced over a good few days to get the best from the walking route. The route taking in Clogheen, Araglin, Fermoy, Killavullen, Ballynamona, Bweeng, Nad Bog, Millstreet, Shrone and Muckross.

Bullig Bay Loop

Bullig Bay Loop, Castletownbere, Co Cork - Looped Walk starting in Dunboy Woods in Castletownbere this 4 km walk is a short walk.

Claragh Loop

Claragh Loop, Millstreet, Co Cork - Looped Walk starts from St Patricks Church in Millstreet and follow the arrows for this 10 km walk which should take 2.5 hours.

Clogheenmilcon Looped Walk

Clogheenmilcon Looped Walk, Blarney, Co Cork - Looped Walk can be complete at a gentle stroll, along 100 acres of wetland set on a surfaced track and there is picnic facilities and car park at the begining.

Coastguard Station Loop, Eyeries

Coastguard Station Loop, Eyeries, Co Cork - Looped Walk Starting at Sullivan's shop in Eyeries village and finishing in Eyeries village the Coastguard Loop is 9 kms taking 3 hours.

Sheeps Head Peninsula Walks, Bantry, Co Cork

If you are looking to enjoy walking in West Cork start with Hillside Walks at Seamount Farm B&B which offers a number of different walking routes along the Sheeps Head Peninsula area ranging from Bantry House, Glen Lough to Kilcrohane Village, Durrus and Ahakista to the Beara Peninsuala and further to Mizen Head Peninsula, with some of the best West Cork scenery on view, come and join us.

The Ballyhoura Way

The Ballyhoura Way is ideal for walkers with limited experience starting at John's Bridge, and onto Ballyhea, Ballyorgan, Ballylanders, Lisvernane, and finishing at Limerick Jct. Taking in road, forest tracks, taking in the great views of the Galtee Mountains and following beside the River Aherlow and the well know Glen of Aherlow. The Ballyhoura Way remembers the O'Sullivan Bere clan which fled Dunboy Castle on the Beara Peninsula to Leitrim in the 1600's.

The Beara Way

The Beara Way follows along from Glengarriff, Adrigole, Castletownbere, Bere Island, Dunboy Castle, Allihies, Dursey Island, Ardgroom, Tuosist, Kenmare. This scenic route starting from wonderful Glengarriff, following Magannagan Stream, taking in Gowlbed Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain, passing along the colourful Allihies village, and coastal walk of Coulagh Bay and the village of Adrgroom. The Beara Way takes in roads, farm tracks, bog and mining roads. The area has a number of interesting historical standing stones, wedge grave ring fort, castle and old churches.

Bunane To Glengarriff - Scenic walk of 11 kms taking 3 hours mainly on minor road and track.
Dún Béag Loop - 4.8 kms taking 2 hours
Rerrin/Lonehort Loop - 6.8 kms taking 3 hours
Dursey Island Loop - 4.5 kms taking 2 hours
Ballaghboy Billeragh Loop - 4.5 kms taking 2 hours
Garnish Firkeel Loop - 10 kms taking 4 hours
Allihies to Eyeries - 12.8 kms taking 4.5 hours
Eyeries Loop - 6 kms taking 2 hours
Eyeries to Ardgrooms - 13.25 kms taking 4 hours
Pulleen Loop - 4.5 kms taking 1.25 hours

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