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“Fantastic location for families”
Review of Farran Wood

Farran Wood
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This forest park owned and run by the state forest company - Coillte is a little gem for families in particular.
It is located near the hamlet of Farran just off the road from Cork to Killarney.
There is a kids playground there and nearby good clean male and female toilets. There are two trails. The first is called the Woodland trail and is very suitable for families with young children as the enclosure is home to Fallow and Red deer, not to mention a large number of wild fowl. The second trail is called the Woodland Loop and this too, is suitable for families but is longer than the first. This circular trail takes about 45 minutes to walk around but longer if you are with young children or just want a very leisurely stroll. This trail also passes by the Lee Valley reservoir and you can take the children down to the banks of this safe reservoir at a number of points along the route. Even though it's safe, do supervise children when near the reservoir.

My only problem with this forest park is that there is a €5 car park charge and while I believe there should be some charge for the park, a fiver is just too much. €3 is more realistic. You can purchase an annual access card, but this is only advantageous to those who are going to use the park frequently.

Worth visiting though and I recommend

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

nice spot has everything to make a good day out, 2 walking routes. river views, lovely green areas to throw yourself down and relax watching the world go by (rowing boats).picnic tables,, playground and toilets, perfect. only crib is the 5 euro entry for cars..its not a place you can walk too and therefore to pay 5 euro anytime you fancy driving there for a walk is a bit much. i know it needs maintaining but a fiver a car really!!!

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

I loved coming here to walk when I just moved to Cork. I have been here few times since. Its a good place to come to unwind on your own or with a friend. You come out to the river and there is a rowing club there too..You can see rowers coming out depending of the time of your visit. Also there are plenty of deer around and a children's park..Good place for kids and picnic too.

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

There is ample parking, €5 entry to the car park. There is a big play area and then after this there are 2 options to explore. Option one is around the deer field and there are plenty of paths for kids to discover on the way. The other option is the main longer walk around the woods and this is great as there are picnic tables on the way, bat boxes, a little house with a seat, there is an option to sit near the lake and spend some time there. As this woods has a play area, deer, ducks, picnic tables and ample walking options it usually takes 3-4 hours to complete in total. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2014
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