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Kilbrittain Trails - Castle Walk
Kilbrittain, Co. Cork
Hidden gem
Free car parking
Free to visit
A captivating walking trail in stunning West Cork, the Kilbrittain Trails - Castle Walk is a quiet 3.7km loop boasting forest landscape, bay vistas and views of Kilbrittain Castle too.

A pretty little village nestled between Bandon, Kinsale and Clonakilty in idyllic West Cork, Kilbrittain’s Castle Walk takes just one hour to complete. Relatively flat underfoot, this walk ascends 80m overall.

A truly scenic loop, the route heads north around quiet country roads before returning down to Kilbrittain village, through the village park and to the castle gates. It continues again to the village along your choice of the main road or via the village park.

This pleasant 3.7km route showcases magnificent views of local woodland and picturesque Kilbrittain Castle as well as vistas over Coolmain Bay on the south coast.

Kilbrittain village, and its neighbouring areas, are home to some friendly pubs and cafés - perfect for toasting your walking trail in.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Kilbrittain Trails
Dogs allowed:
    Time:60 mins
    Nearest town start:Kilbrittain
    Nearest town finish:Kilbrittain
    Start point:The Village Park
    Finish point:The Village Park
    Waymarking:Red arrow on white background
    Facilities:Car parking, shops, restaurants, cafes, accommodation
Why we like it
  • Close to Bandon, Clonakilty and Kinsale, Kilbrittain showcases excellent woodland walks and is just a mile or so from many spectacular beaches.
  • Castle Walk is one of a series of walks in the Kilbrittain area, others include the Estuary Walk, Rathclaren Walk and the Kiln Walk.
Contact details
Glanduff, 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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