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Scenic Walks in West Cork

A Walking Guide

West Cork is a place apart, with its unique combination of flora, fauna, history and landscape, and is quietly explored by large numbers of visitors annually. This guide to some of the best low-level walks in the region has clear descriptions and engaging commentaries on natural and human history to enhance the walker's enjoyment and appreciation of the routes. From the scenic interior to spectacular coastal scenery and islands, these cross-country, road and waterside excursions have something for everyone. Walks vary from 1.5km strolls to a 13km traverse of Sherkin Island.

The author has put his considerable experience and knowledge of the area to great use in this evocative guide, which introduces the best of the area. Each route has a sketch map and colour photographs to illustrate the beauty of the landscape, its wild creatures, wild flowers and built heritage. Ferry and cable-car timetables are included.

This is a treasury of information to take readers on the ways less travelled.

Walks Featured


James Fort Walk
Scilly and Charles Fort Walk
Brown's Mills Walk


Timoleague and Argideen River Walk
Barreragh and Abbeymahon Walk
Seven Heads to Travara Cove Walk


Inchydoney Island
Rathbarry, Castlefreke and the Long Strand

Ballydehob and Schull

Roaringwater River Walk
Rossbrin Harbour and Stouke
Letter and Barnancleeve Gap
Long Island Walk

Skibbereen and Baltimore

Castletownend and Castlehaven
Cape Clear Island Walk
Sherkin Island Walk
Ringarogy Island

Bantry and Castletownbere

The Bantry to Dromclough Loop of the Sheep's Head Way
The Tip of the Sheep's Head
Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve
Bere Island Walk
Dursey Island Walk

Book Details
Title Scenic Walks in West Cork
Book Series A Walking Guide
Author Damien Enright
Publisher The Collins Press
Edition 1st Edition
Release Date April 2011 (Reprinted in 2017)
Language English
Cover Paperback
Map Details 22 Route Maps
Printed Pages 170 Pages
Size 20.3cm x 13.0cm x 1.0cm
Postal Weight 295g

Scenic Walks in West Cork | A Walking Guide

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