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Glengarriff Nature Reserve - Esknamucky Walk
Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Free to visit
Follow sheltered forest track and serene riverbanks on this pleasant 2.8km loop through idyllic Glengarriff Nature Reserve in County Cork.

Taking just 75 minutes to complete, the Esknamucky Walk within Glengarriff Nature Reserve is a delight. This stunning nature reserve’s woods are nestled in the sheltered glen that opens out into Glengarriff Harbour. The rugged Caha Mountains, with their millennia-worth of sheer rock layers, rise beautifully above the woodland.

Traversing steep footpath, forest track, steps, a stone bridge and some public road, the Esknamucky Walk is a moderate trail that requires good walking boots. Climbing 80m over the ascent, walkers will enjoy a number of viewing points on route that boast unrivalled views of the wild mountains and woodlands.

Looping back to Glengarriff Nature Reserve’s car park, pop into pretty Glengarriff itself for a coffee or a meal in one of its many friendly pubs, restaurants or cafés.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Dogs allowed:
    Time:1.25 hours
    Nearest town start:Glengarriff
    Start point:Glengarriff Nature Reserve's main car park
    Finish point:Glengarriff Nature Reserve's main car park
    Waymarking:Blue arrow
Why we like it
  • On one leg of the forest track, you'll pass an idyllic grove of Eucalyptus trees.
  •  You’ll find picnic tables along this loop, perfect for stopping to admire the scenery from.
Contact details
N71, Drumaclarig, Co. Cork, 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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