Glengariff Woods
Glengariff Woods
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Morgan O Reilly
Dublin, Ireland138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Beautiful and peaceful nature reserve. There is 4 or 5 different walks, all signposted ranging from gentle 2k one upwards to more difficult and longer walks. 2 minute drive outside the town. A must visit if you like nature/walking.
Written 28 September 2020
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LMSP
London225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Excellent well marked and maintained walks of different lengths and to suit different abilities. We did one of the longer and slightly more challenging ones up the hill behind the car park - spectacular views over the woods and out to sea. Combines very well with a trip to Garinish Island.
Written 29 September 2023
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Irishtraveller53
Co. Cork1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the most beautiful spots in West Cork. The old-growth forest here is a rarity in Ireland. The mild micro-climate of the glen, which is protected on all sides by mountains, enables ferns and mosses to grow in the twisted limbs of ancient oak trees. The forest is carpeted with wildflowers and patches of blackberry brambles.

There are very good, well-marked walking trails through the woods, ranging from 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your mood. One trail leads to Lady Bantry's Outlook, a rocky terrace overlooking spectacular Glengarriff harbour.

To get there, take the Kenmare road out of the village. Take the first right into the Nature Reserve, and follow the road to the parking lot where most of the trails start.
Written 1 May 2005
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RoseMarigold77
Inishbiggle, Ireland74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
Well, I am local and one day I decided to take the time for the Reserve. I am disabled so the walking aspect is not for me sadly. Lovely trees etc but then I decided to explore a little further along the leafy lanes. Slowly.... came face to face with a trio of horses being walked at one stage and by then had decided to see Barley Lake... The only warning sign was KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEAD. No warning re the steepest windiest longest road of breathtaking nature ever, and I am a skilled local driver. Sheep thought I had come to feed them.. in bottom gear most of the way and too steep to turn and no real road surface. From the corner of my eyes I could see the scenery going up and down and sideways dizzily. Seemed to go on for ever. Lots of verbal! When i finally reached the end at the top ( another warning re dogs) I just did not feel like getting out of the car and seeing the lake; was too worried re getting down... When I had reached level ground I met the three horses again and the girl leading them asked me if I liked driving narrow steep roads...A road to do ONCE and I am gathering a list of these...
Written 19 May 2015
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Linda B
Cirkewwa, Malta33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
Great day out..romantic walks …or family walks…whatever you like. The woods are situated along the shoreline, facing some small islands in the bay…like no other..whether looking down upon the water from a height of approx' 4/5mtrs or searching for crabs in the rock pools…it's all there along the walks..
Written 28 April 2014
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ShoelessJoe73
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
The woods around Glengariff are beautiful and the trip to Barley lake was a highlight for me. Whatever you do, don't don't don't eat at the Hawthorn Bar in town - shocking, had food poisoning for days afterwards, really terrible, can't describe how bad it was. Lucky Glengariff is so beautiful, it saved an otherwise horrendous experience.
Written 23 August 2013
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gillkeithClonmel
clonmel78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
We discovered this walk a few years ago, the starting point at the car park is quite beautiful, with a smallish river outside of flood times, swirls through the scenic setting, wonderfully clean and enticing. superb area for photography and painting. the walk is not severe at all, Somehow the scenery quite overtakes the soul with a gentleness and tranquility that few places offer. We used the four days as a healing time for both of us, fortunately we were both able to stroll, the walks are split according to time more than ability. none are difficult. the main walk took just over an hour.
Along with garnish island(which requires an overpriced boat trip and reasonable entrance fee.) and the off road walk from Eccles hotel to the center of Glengarrif which also has a somewhat mystical attractions according to the time of day and the tide. I would need to be a poet to describe the essence of this area. I still think upon it as one of the most fascinating area in the country and considering how long the drive is we visit quite often.I would recommend this town to one and all for it would convert the most hard hearted.
Written 29 July 2013
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BrianCork
Cork, Ireland548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
Although I pass through Glengariffe on a regular basis I had never visited these woods until recently. I was blown away by the setting which was fantastic. Although it was raining we set off on one of the clearly signposted walks called "The River Walk". It wended it's way alongsiðe a strong flowing small river across bridges, up small hillocks, across small bridges and through abundant vegetation and woods ....real Lord of the Rings" territory which would appeal to children and adults alike. A really great place for a long walk, a short amble, with or without dogs or children.
Written 19 August 2012
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GavinLynam
Dublin, Ireland616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
A handful of gorgeous walks, for the shorter or longer trips! Well mapped and suitable for all fitness levels
Written 27 September 2020
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Garry W
Ardrishaig, UK243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We just stopped to eat our packed lunch, but very glad we did. We would not have discovered this peaceful gem of a very easy, non strenuous walk with such beautiful surroundings.
Written 21 September 2020
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