Best trails in Drimoleague, County Cork

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Explore the most popular trails near Drimoleague with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Drimoleague, County Cork
Top trails (2)
#1 - Loop Walk Over Mullaghmesha
Drimoleague, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Loop Walk Over Mullaghmesha is located near Bantry, Ireland. The trail is great for walking and normally takes a half day. It is also part of St. Finbarr's Way - a walk from Drimoleague to Gougane Barra. This can be either a loop walk, or for those with less stamina, a shorter hill walk with a car left in Castledonovan at the end of the walk. Start at Barnafulladh on the road going north from Catstledonovan, take a fairly steady climb to the top of Mullaghmesha Mountain (600m) which gives breathtaking views over the Kerry mountains and Cork coastline. You then head down by Coomanore Lakes and down a pleasant track to the village of Castledonovan where there is an Alpaca farm to visit if you still have the energy!Show more
#2 - Mealagh Woods Loop
Drimoleague, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 55 m
Mealagh Woods is great for walking and normally takes 1 hour or less. This woodland walk is part of the Mealagh section which connects the Sheeps Head Way to the Beara Way. The route takes you through deciduous woodlands and along the bank of the Mealagh River, taking in an ancient wedge tomb. A new loop route is now open with bridges crossing the river at two points to make a pleasant 3km loop walk. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead near the river so as not to disturb otters. If they soil the path, please kick their droppings to one side. There are three start points with car parking. On the south side, the entrance is shown near the road at Barnagowlanes, you can drive down the track to a car park at the bottom . There is also a car park on the Coomleagh side at the western entrance into the woods, and a small pull in at the eastern entrance. There is a second small loops within the walk which brings you by the Barnagowlanes Wedge Tomb. This route is slightly boggy, is worth the extra few yards in dry conditions.Show more