Unlock the Magic of the Ring of Cork: 15 Trails That Will Take Your Breath Away

14 Mar 2024
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Youghal Boardwalk | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

Are you ready to get those hiking boots muddy (or sandy!)? The Ring of Cork has your outdoor adventurers covered! This stunning part of Ireland is a treasure trove of incredible trails, from salty sea-breeze paths to lush forest hideaways. Let’s explore!

Coastline Calls Your Name:

  • Ballycotton Cliff Walk: Imagine walking right on the edge of the world – dramatic cliffs, crashing waves, and endless ocean views. That’s Ballycotton!
Ballycotton Cliff Walk | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork
  • Carrigaline to Crosshaven Greenway: Prefer cycling to hiking? Hop on this smooth path and soak in the coastal scenes while getting your exercise in.
Crosshaven Railway Walk | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork
  • Garryvoe to Ardnahinch Beach: Beachcombers and birdwatchers, this one’s for you. Stroll across the sand and keep binoculars handy for spotting feathered friends.
Garryvoe Beach | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork
  • Inch Beach & Power Head: Get your history fix with coastal walks! Explore the drama of Inch Beach and discover old ruins with stories to tell.
Myrtylville Beach | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork
  • Knockadoon Peninsula: If you like your views unspoiled, this secret spot delivers! Expect sweeping ocean vistas and pure escape.
Knockadoon Cliff Walk | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

The Forest Has Your Back:

  • Ballyannon Woods: Think of this as nature’s playground. Look up, look around, and see if you can count all the woodland creatures living here.
  • Ballincollig Regional Park: Perfect for picnics, walks with the dog, and just letting the kids run wild! It’s got everything nature-lovers need.
Ballincollig Regional Park | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork
  • Castlemartyr Mitchell Woods: History and beautiful trees? Yes, please! These woods are full of stories and shady paths.
Castlemartyr Mitchell Woods | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork
  • Currabinny Woods: Need some quiet time? These trails feel like stepping into another world – a hushed, green, magical one.
Curraghbinny Woods | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork
  • Glenbower Woods: Imagine a walk following a gentle river, ancient trees overhead… that’s the magic of Glenbower.
Glenbower Woods | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

More Woodland Delights:

  • Marlogue Woods: Bring your bird-watching book! This place is alive with different species and their songs.
Marlogue Woods | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork
  • Rostellan Woods: Unwind, slow down, and maybe even spot a deer on these tranquil pathways.
Rostellan Woods | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

Ready to Choose Your Adventure?

The Ring of Cork really delivers in the trail department, doesn’t it? The hardest part will be choosing where to start! Whatever you pick, remember to snap lots of photos and make incredible memories in the gorgeous Irish outdoors.

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