Best trails in Mayfield, County Cork

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Map of trails in Mayfield, County Cork
Top trails (3)
#1 - Bweeng Duff Loop
Mayfield, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
Where the Duhallow Way enters the forest, north west of the village of Bweeng, proceed up the forest road and, at the next T junction, follow the way-marker to the right, uphill. Continue to follow the direction of the way-markers until you come to an area where the forest road widens, the way-marker points to a left turn at a barrier, and there is another forest barrier in front of you. You leave the way-marked path here and continue on straight through the barrier in front of you. You will see tall masts on Bweeng Duff on your right, visible through the trees. After approximately one tenth of a mile, a path to your right will take you up to the masts, from where you can admire breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Return to where you left the track and turn right to descend gradually around the hill of Bweeng Little. At the metal gate, take the hard-right turn down a track, descending further until you meet the start of the tar road, with a house on your left and out-sheds on your right. Note the drain structures on the left where the water pipes are set into stone pillars. Keep right at the next junction and continue on to the crossroads known as 'Laharn Cross'. Turn right here and continue back to your car.Show more
#2 - Fiddane Wood Loop
Mayfield, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 7 h 20 m
Starting north of Monee crossroads, proceed up the grass track at the forest barrier where the Duhallow way-marker indicates a turn into the woods. The track gradually rises upward, passing under the power lines overhead. Ignore the path to the right under the power lines and continue as the way-marker indicates, straight ahead, until you come to a T junction. Looking left, there is a grass mound, with a large, green farm building behind it. Follow the way-marker left until you come to the next marker, which is opposite a metal farm-gate. Leave the way-marked route at this point, and turn right. After walking approximately one tenth of a mile, ignore the grass track to the right and continue on along the forest path with green fields in the distance. Roughly another tenth of a mile on, the track swings round to the left. Don't follow the natural bend of the track, instead taking the other track straight ahead, keeping the same green fields in sight in front of you. This track will eventually swing around to the left and, at the next T junction, turn left. Within a tenth of a mile, you will come to another T junction and, here, you will take the right turn. This track finally emerges out of the woods at a forest barrier across the road from a farm house. Look left here and you will see a gate and stile, with a way-marker pointing across the stile. Follow these way-markers to return to your car.Show more
#3 - Annesgrove Gardens Loop
Mayfield, County Cork, Ireland
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
Park at the Grotto on the Fermoy side of Castletownroche, just before the mill. Take the road to your right leading to Kildorrery and, after just over half a mile, take the left fork. Follow this road, which parallels the Awbeg river and meanders northward with a splendid view of the Ballyhoura Mountains in the distance. The road then enters a low-lying glen. Keep left at the next fork and continue on to Ballywalter Crossroads, 3 miles from Castletownroche and 10 miles from Mallow. Turn left and, after a third of a mile, keep left at the fork in the road. Continue across the bridge over the Awbeg river, keeping Annesgrove Gardens on your left. Continue in a southerly direction overlooking the Awbeg River until you arrive back at Castletownroche and the Grotto.Show more