A never ending summer in Ireland. Have you ever thought we will have for weeks no rain and temperatures above 22 degrees? It is terrific! Not for the farmers, of course. And not for all the people that can’t stand the sun at the beaches.
But there is a solution. Instead of staying at home and being bored to death, let’s go for a walk. And believe me, it’s absolutely worth.
Well, also me was busy watching football last week. But I made it to leave the house for a short walk. A suitable walk for almost everybody. And so near, just around the corner.
What is the best solution to get to know an area if you are not familiar with it because you have never been there before? You know someone who reads the blog and fortunately lives in the area 🙂 Many thanks to Conny, who supported me here. It was a great day and not only because the weather god meant well with us.
Let’s go to North-West Cork!
Garretstown beach is to overcrowded? The light seems too bright? Garretstown offers an alternative for such a day. Let’s go for a walk in Garretstown woods!
Finally we have a few nice days you can call “warm”. I deliberately set the word between quotation marks. I call days warm, from that moment on, where I’m able to walk with only one layer of dressing and not 3 or 4. To be honest, I’m not a benchmark for temperatures or feelings like cold or warm. Very rarely it’s too warm for me.
So let’s go out as long as the weather is so inviting.
What to do, if Cork is actually one single traffic jam because of Ed Sheeran’s concert weekend? I hadn’t planned to attend. Not because I don’t like his music. He is a very talented musician, but me and masses of people doesn’t fit. An alternative is to leave the car where it is and take the bus to Glanmire for a wonderful walk through the fields and forest! Isn’t possible you might ask. Of course it is.
PS.: If you are short on breath or have problems to walk hill upwards or downwards, it might be good to search for another option. It’s also not really suitable for buggys etc.
Actually I wanted to finish another walk, but I’m still not good enough to walk longer distances. Slowly but steady I feel more and more trapped at home and I thought a short walk could be a realistic goal. And one of these short walk was anyway on my list. Not far away, more easy than moderate, suitable for all the days with the frequent rain showers in-between.
Innishannon is called the Gateway to West Cork. It has a wonderful main street with lovely restaurants and beautiful small shops. A good idea is to stop here for a walk, when coming or going to West Cork.
It seems spring is coming very, very slowly. To be honest, the temperature rises, but you can’t feel it. However, some days are already wonderful. If such a day meets your private schedule, then leave everything behind you and go out for a walk. It may give you this special kick you need to oversee the other days, which are only useful for sitting in the office, but nothing else. When the next acceptable day comes along, let’s go for a walk to the northern part of Co. Cork.
When I went to the Ballard Waterfall, I passed by the Glensheskin Forest and wondered when I could come back to explore this place. The week before easter I was anyway at Corrin Hill and that’s why I took the chance and stopped there for a walk.
By calender it’s already spring and so let’s go today to the most south eastern part of County Cork. To Youghal. Youghal calls wonderful beaches its own, which can be divided into 2 sections or better in 3? And Youghal has its own website for more information about swimming at Youghal beaches.
Overall it is a bit more than 5 km long beach and excellently designed for walking. To and back is 10 km. Not the shortest walk and good to know, if you want to walk with children. As it isn’t a loop walk due to local circumstances, you have 2 points to start.