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Gougane Barra National Forest Park

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Address: | 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
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Stunning, beautiful place to walk and hike - don't miss it

You don't want to miss taking some walks I the Gougane Barra National Forest Park - simply breathtaking. There are waterfalls and fauna to be discovered throughout. A must see and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon here, whilst staying in Macroom on a break. So peaceful & untouched. Not busy whilst we were here. But could see the weekends would be busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't want to miss taking some walks I the Gougane Barra National Forest Park - simply breathtaking. There are waterfalls and fauna to be discovered throughout. A must see and do.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is well worth spending some time at because it's absolutely stunning. There is a few walls you can do and we did the climb to the top of the waterfall which is lovely. I could have spent all day here - the view is amazing. We had lunch at the cafe which was also very nice. I highly... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were eating at the Gougane Barra Hotel and decided to take a short stroll around the area and were very impressed with the facilities and the scenery. The small church of St Finbarr's Oratory is such a picture postcard setting that it is not surprising that it is booked up for wedding's years in advance. we took a half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gougane Barra is more than "off the beaten track'' -- there IS a track, and it is paved, but signage to reach this delifghtully quiet area is slim. As the proper name announces, this is a forested area with little intrusion by road graders , bullsozers or their like. Instead, you have walking paths that have been cleared of most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location: Guágan Barra Forest Park is located 5km west of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh. There are signs for it when you get close. My gps did not recognize the name. There is an entrance fee of 5 euro in coins only if you wish to park inside the park. There is parking available outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from the Gougane Barra Hotel to the forest. It was on and off drizzly but that didnt matter as the forest is magical! The variety of trees was astonishing and so GREEN. We only had time for one walk, the forest loop, but there are many walks and hikes for all levels of walker. Just loved the area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paid a visit here last weekend. This is a wonderfully historic and serene place to visit. Unlucky for us the weather was appalling on the day so we had to cut short the visit. Would return again if I was in the region.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice place to visit and tearooms are good! Lovely small church and pleasant location and great as a stop off when touring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hiked here as part of a walking trip in Cork and Kerry. There is a deep pine forest with mossy rocks, a winding stream and shamrocks all over the forest floor. You can take one of several loop trails to climb up for a view of the cirque and surrounding area. The trails are very well-maintained and easy to... More 

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