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Walking Trails

We are surrounded by beautiful scenic trails that are perfect for a stroll or brisk walk. Here are some of our favourites:

Blackrock to Mahon 8K. This is one of the most popular locations in Cork City for running and walking. Located just 3 kms east of the city centre, most of the route is on public walkways and is mostly free of traffic. It has largely flat with nice scenic views out over the river and harbour areas. Very easy to navigate as you are either following the river or staying on the public walkways. Check it out here.

Maradyke 5K.This route is located in the western half of the city and largely follows the River Lee. It uses a combination of public walkways, footpaths and quiet roads. The route is very flat. Ideal for anyone wishing to go for a short run. Check it out here.

Rockestown/Blackrock Loop. Just under 10K. Flat walk wilt a couple of minor climbs. Mix of cycle/path and road. Be sure to stop off at Blackrock Castle Cafe for a coffee or bite to eat. Check it out here.

Oldcourt Garryduff Woods:  is a mixed woodland of approximately 26 hectares, located close to the southern suburbs of Cork city, only a few minutes from The Maryborough Hotel. It has historical links back to eminent families from Cork such as the Ronaynes, Goolds and O’ Sheas. Notable features include walls and some old ruins associated with the adjoining estate and a number of small streams that flow through the woodland on their way out to Cork Harbour.

There are significant sections of old broadleaved woodland to be found throughout the property along with stands of conifer trees at the southern end. There are some wonderful mature specimen Horse Chestnuts and Sycamore along the verges of the forest tracks that traverse the woods.

A surprising find so close to The Maryborough with loads of room for all the family to explore. 

Looking for something a little different? Have a chat with us and we would be happy to recommend a suitable walking trail for you.