Curragh woods, Co. Cork

Curragh woods, Co. Cork

This was my first walk nearby recommended by a friend. At the 15.December 2017 I was out there and it is wonderful.

Last weekend I was at Curragh woods again. It hasn’t lost any of its flair. This time I walked one of the trails completely. I can really recommend it. But with baby buggy it’s a bit exhausting, because it’s quite hilly. That’s why children should at least be able to walk well.


One of the trails (shown on the picture) is almost exactly 5 km. But this area is really huge and you have loads of possibilities to shortcut or to extend.


Curragh Woods, walking trail

There are loads of bypaths you can explore. There is no need to follow 100% the main path. And there is a 2nd entrance, too. From this side, however, it starts more ambitious. The gradient here is a bit challenging.

Please note: It is always recommended to wear good shoes.


GPS: 51°56′26″ N  8°12′15″ W

From Dunkettle Rdabout take the N25 towards Midleton and leave at exit 4. Once you reach the main street in Carrigtwohill, turn right and the next left again. (See picture) You should now follow Carrigane Road until you can’t go straight further, but only left or right. Turn left,  cross the stony bridge and you should see the parking area on the left-hand side.

Route from Carrigtohill to Currag Woods

Another possibility is to leave at Midleton Exit (R627). On first traffic light turn left and follow the street. At the next roundabout turn right and on the next traffic light left onto R626. Follow this street towards before mentioned parking in Ballyedmond.

Unfortunately there isn’t a bus service!

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