Mealagh Woods Loop is a 2 mile loop trail located near Drimoleague, County Cork, Ireland that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.0 miElevation gain173 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingWalkingBird watchingrunningRiverWildlife
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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.

You'll need either walking boots or wellies in wet weather, and some loops in the route are not suitable in very wet conditions as the river can flood.

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Michelle wade
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WalkingMuddy

Lovely walk through the woods

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Paul Murphy
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Very short easy walk but the lane to the start of the walk is in really poor condition. For such a short walk you do get a lot of variety. No great views and some of the walk is on the road. Even with these negatives i still give it 5 stars.

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cynical Evan
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Raymond Mulcair
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maciek buczkowwki
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Eileen Hurley
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