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Fastnet Trails - Kilcoe-Ballydehob Walk
Ballydehob, Co. Cork
Free to visit
Free car parking
Kilcoe Linear Walk - Fastnet Trails - a 6.5km easy linear walk or 13km return journey. The Fastnet Trails Walks Group have developed over 10 walks in Ballydehob, Schull and Aughadown.

This is a 6.5km linear walk between Ballydehob and Kilcoe, which can be started at the Ballydehob Trailhead adjacent to the Community Centre, or at the Kilcoe Trailhead at Kilcoe R.C. Church. From Ballydehob Trail head, cross over the 12-Arch Bridge and head east following the Blue Arrows, take extreme care as you walk the side of the busy N71 for a short while before turning off at Skeaghanore cross.

This walk features four options southward to visit some old famine piers. At the Eastern end of this walk look out for directions sough to a 13th century Church ruins and Graveyard that allows spectacular views of Kilcoe Castle. On your right, enjoy the scenic views of some of Carbery’s Hundred Isles, and the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse manned up until 1989. These detours will increase the walking time by up to 1.5 hrs.

Points of Interest along the walk are

• The 12 Arch Bridge

• Old Piers and Churches,

• Kilcoe Castle

• Meen Bridge

Trail details

Walking Trail
Fastnet Trails
Dogs allowed:
    Time:1 hour 15 minutes
    Nearest town start:Ballydehob
    Nearest town finish:Ballydehob
    Start point:Beside Ballydehob Hall
    Finish point:Kilcoe Church
    Waymarking:Blue arrow
    Facilities:Car parking, shops, restaurants, cafes
Tips from locals

Keep an eye out for the flamingo-pink 'Kilcoe Castle' home to actor Jeremy Irons and his Irish actress wife, Sinéad Cusack.

Contact details
Store Rd, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, P81 FC89, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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