Forests

Knockananig Reserve, Co. Cork

Isn’t it easy to take the car and drive to a location that is quiet and beautiful? The disadvantage is, that mostly where you can go by car to, it is overcrowded. And there are places, which aren’t overcrowded, although you can go by car to. One of this places is Knockananig Reserve. However, I want to show you how beautiful it is to walk to this small lake.

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Blackwater River Walk, Co. Cork

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.

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Mount Hillary, Banteer, Co. Cork

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!

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Warrenscourt forest, Co. Cork

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…..

Some just came from their last vacation, some can go the next upcoming weeks and some have to wait until September or so. Are you one of them? One of them who has to wait?

Let’s turn a weekend into a short trip and enjoy mother nature. Warrenscourt Forest is such a place you can go for. Put the family in your car and off you go!

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From Glanmire to Mayfield and back, Co. Cork

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.

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Glenabo Forest, Co. Cork, Waterfall No. 3

Weather is still unpredictable, but the days are longer and if they are sunny, then they’re already warm. It’s spring, it should drag us out and get rid of all the thoughts turning about staying inside and feeling trapped. And it’s worth to use the days. Nature is almost exploding with all the new blossoms.

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Dromkeen Wood, Innishannon, Co. Cork

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

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.

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