Okay it may be wet sometimes in Cork but get on that raingear and wellies and get yourself some fresh air in one of these walks or woods. I realise this is just a small selection of what woods and walkways Cork has to offer so I’ll keep adding them along the way…….
Ballyannan Woods walkway, Midleton
This is a lovely safe walkway off the road where kids can walk or ride their scooters and bikes and perfect for buggies. It has a carpark off bailick road and if you are feeling energetic it loops around into Midleton town or into Ballyannan Woods. Stop off at the Granary, Sage, Bitesize or Montys for lunch/coffee if you are planning on taking a trip into Midleton.
The People’s Path, Rostellan to Whitegate
This is a great walkway and nearly all buggy and wheelchair accessible. Beautiful scenery looking over the water in East Cork. Amazing playground at the Whitegate. Lovely Rostellan Chocolate and coffee shop open at certain times of the year on the route or the Pepperstack in Rostellan is a great family spot also.
Carrigrennan Walk, Sli na Slainte, Little Island
Most people know it as the walk around the sewage plant. Don’t be put off, it is a lovely walk next to the water about 3.6km in a loop and there is a playground at the start/end of it. There is a couple of steep hills so get ready to push for a little bit.
Baile Na Matra, Castlemartyr
This is a good energetic walk around in a loop. Its is accessible just beyond the Castlemartyr resort entrance. Beautiful scenery,the track is rough terrain with a double buggy but it can be done!
Glenbower Woods, Killeagh
This place is tucked away in Killeagh and is a wonderful find. It is lovely to go on a morning and bring a packed lunch. Carpark and playground just at the start of the woods. It has picnic benches at the playground for a sit down and snack. Generally we don’t get that far into the woods as most of the time is in the playground but there is a walkway and it is generally buggy friendly but not all of it.
Rostellan Woods is a great walk and is pretty much buggy accessible. There is some great history behind the woods if you fancy a read…..
Rochestown to Blackrock Castle
This is a great walkway all the way from Rochestown to Blackrock Castle mostly off the main road. Sometimes if I want the shortened version I park at Mahon Point or else I just park at the Castle have lunch/coffee and walk back. You can do a complete loop though if you are feeling energetic. Blackrock castle is fabulous swell and has a great cafe there.