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Gougane Barra National Forest Park

| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 21 488 2218
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| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 21 488 2218
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one for the family. So much to see. Explore different areas with different levels of difficulty walks/climbs. I would recommend exploring gougane barra church and grounds then walk into the woods.

Thank Healyum86
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's no wonder that 'green' is the colour associated with Ireland since this beautiful forest exhibits may lush greens. The little town of Gougane Barra with its lake is obviously a popular holiday base. It also has the picturesque little church of St. Finbarr beside...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth going out if your way to visit this Forest Park. We went on a cool, overcast and showery day and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Undertook a couple of short walks in the forest and drove the road circuit a couple of times to...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My tour group was lucky enough to explore this beautiful forest one morning near the beginning of our tour. What a wonderful introduction to the lush and green vibe of Ireland, everything dripping wet and covered in moss. The sheep seemed to enjoy it too!

Thank Corrina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the absolute best time hiking in this forest! As others have said, it is worth the COINS ONLY 5 Euro entry. After taking a picture of the map in the gift shop near the hotel and pub, we decided to hike the strenuous-rated...More

Thank LR B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely scenery, toilets, photo opportunities and walks, all as others say but be careful, a lifetme of reading detailed maps, and I go to the map board by the toilets....ah, lets start with the blue trail.....look at the map on the board, well don't it's...More

1  Thank marmiter
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Relaxing walking tracks and family friendly features. This is a a wonderful state recreational park in a wonderfully pleasing landscape. Our time here was all too brief. Make sure you allow a good few hours to spend here.

Thank John K
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Well worth the 5euro entry (coins only). We did one of the "difficult" climbs to the waterfall, with 3 kids (11,9,7) , not used to hiking, but they did it easily. Really recommend. Bring a picnic - we went on a Saturday and there was...More

Thank thameslee
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous park. The views are spectacular and the walking trails are in good shape. There is a cute little church on an island that you can visit including a well documented history. Beautiful place.

1  Thank wellschr
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We had a delicious lunch here, very reasonably priced and enjoyed a visit to the gift shop after our forest walk. Beautiful scenery.

1  Thank Grainne282
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