South Cork

Oldcourt – Garryduff, Co. Cork

One of the other days I made a walk at Oldcourt – Garryduff. I already have that on my list since I started to blog about walking. And believe me, it was hard to find. So near, but so hidden. My research source was Coillte.ie. It doesn’t matter which entrance you chose. A few meters off the road and you feel far away from the city. However, it is so close, almost around the corner. You probably won’t find this area, if you aren’t local. You will pass by, not knowing, that there is an entrance at all, because both entrances are outlined as private premises. But the best thing is: Both entrances can be reached by bus. Continue reading

Ballycotton Bay, Co. Cork – on to the beaches!

Well, at the moment Ireland is hit by “The beast from the east”.  Europe as a whole seems to be hit by that cold front, and almost everybody might have a good laugh about my headline.

Who wants to walk along the beach these days?

Nobody! (at least not voluntarily)

However, the days before this cold front were wonderful sunny and mild and they will be afterwards, too. It’s already the end of February and the first warmer days definitely will come. The weather forecast for the weekend looks already better and then you can enjoy a few hours at the beaches in Ballycotton Bay.

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Tracton Woods, Co. Cork – the unfinished 7 km trail and an unexpected alternative

It’s only a few days ago. Not too cold, not too rainy, but dark grey! Nothing that drags someone outdoors. And you know that feeling? You are bored? Basically, you should do something, but everything inside yourself refuses action?
I was in the same pitfall. My inner voice told me: “Go out! Remember the days you weren’t able to!”  My body said: “You can do whatever you want but, without me”

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