Garretstown Wood, Co. 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!
Garretstown Beach, Co.Cork
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.
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 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.
James Fort and Castlepark Dock Beach in Kinsale, Co. Cork
Back to Kinsale and this time I want to introduce a short walk to James Fort and a wonderful beach in Castlepark. Beautiful area, historically interesting and a nice location for having a great time at the beach.
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.
Curraghbinny Woods, Co. Cork
This walk seems to be a very popular walk. Families and dog walkers used the late morning on Christmas eve for a walk and for a good reason. It is not only a picturesque hike but also interesting and a bit challenging.
Kinsale – Maritime walking tour, Co. Cork
Kinsale is a treasure. Worth more than one visit and one walk. Kinsale as such is beautiful and the most important thing to mention: Everybody who is dependent on public traffic has the chance to see what I’m talking about.
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”