North Central Cork
In my eyes this summer has been the best since a long time. But all things come to an end and the unpredictable weather is back again in Ireland.
Does it keep us away from going out for a walk? Of course not! We have good shoes, good clothing and if the weather app shows a chance of 50% rain, the likelihood is given, that it won’t rain at all or only drizzle. County Cork and every 20 km a different weather. This was the initial situation that day.
It’s hidden gem. A beautiful walk through the forest and almost flat. And that’s why it’s almost suitable for everybody. And you have 2 options:
- A shorter loop and a longer loop, which includes a part of the Blackwater Way
- With or without a bit a gradient
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.
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.
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.
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.
To be honest, going for a walk or a hike at this time of the year, can be a big effort for some people. I don’t exclude myself. To make it easier for me to go out and if it is at least for half an hour or a bit more, I search for somebody to join me.
Timeshift has been completed. We all were allowed to sleep an hour longer. Not really, because this hour has taken away by spring shift. We only got back what we deserve.