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We had a great walk through these woods, calming, beautiful and peaceful, would like to visit... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Tranquil Pleasure

Although the weather was not perfect the rain was not heavy enough to detract from the sheer... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Rugby, United Kingdom
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Kenmare Road, Glengarriff, Ireland
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

We had a great walk through these woods, calming, beautiful and peaceful, would like to visit again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank moonshines
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Although the weather was not perfect the rain was not heavy enough to detract from the sheer delight of being in the most delightful woods I have ever visited. They really are charming and possess an almost mystical quality. The only things that would have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank trevorpboys
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I stopped off at the Glengariff Woods when heading for Bantry. It is so quite and beautiful with lots of free parking. You can spend hours here walking along the path by the stream or the numerous other well marked trails in the woods. Just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

A lovely place to visit for a walk in the woods along a bubbling stream. Well maintained paths. Also well situated picnic tables. A very restful and beautiful amenity free of charge

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We needed to get out of the campsite we were staying in, to stretch our legs and this was perfect for us as adults and our 4 year old son. The weather was perfect which obviously helped but it was a cracking place for a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dxb30
Reviewed July 20, 2018

A Magnificent Natural Nature Park with easy paths and trails. You could spend a few days walking in order to see it all.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pedrodepacas
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This is an area of outstanding beauty. Do not miss an opportunity to walk through this area. Wear walking shoes and take a camera!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BoxerKinsale
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We used the Blue Pool boats to ferry us across to the island and on the way over we saw seals and also a white tailed eagle which was a great sight to see. The costt for the boat was 12 euros and 6 euro...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

This makes for a fine walk, especially in the evening when the birdsong just has to be heard. There are great views over the water and the distant hills. The paths can be muddy in places when there's been rain. The walks aren't extensive and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Tripstaker
Reviewed February 22, 2018

On walking through the park the sight and sounds of the river was beautiful and a gentle stroll for about 3 kilometres a must.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank dlma
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July 30, 2018|
Response from dlma | Reviewed this property |
Yes the trails are well maintained and easy to walk there are no major insects to bother you great links nearby to Cork.
Steve F
March 18, 2018|
Response from dlma | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes the trail starts just off the N71 and is signposted and is about 1hr and a half long depending how you walk beautiful walk.
May 3, 2015|
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Response from Ruthe A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Jim's Coffee House and Emporium is just outside the village, on the Bantry Road on the right - great lunches, breakfasts and coffee and cakes. Likewise Mannings Emporium is a few miles further along the road at... More
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Advice on Beara Peninsula please (20 Replies)
Hi, I'd like some advice on how much time I'd need at the Beara Peninsula if I go to the following places (they are in no particular order). I'm thinking I need at least 3 full days, possibly 5? Glengariff Woods The Hag Kilkatherine Ardgroom stone Circle Healy's pass Uragh Stone circle Cashelkeelty stone circle Dunboy Castle Derrentaggart stone circle and a general travel around the peninsula to look at scenery. I will have a car and coming from Cork mostly likely. I've read the...More
September 05, 2016|
Response fromBryno|
While you can do what you listed there easily in a day, for me I would love to spend a night actually on the peninsula, as it is so beautiful. An opportunity too, to spend a little time with the wonderful people of West Cork. You mention 5 days on the peninsula, while I would love to stay there for 5 days, it can easily be toured fully in three. This would allow you 2 days to explore the nearby Sheeps Head peninsula and/or the Mizen head pen. Suggest a night spent on each Find...More