Not keen on staying indoors as temperatures drop?
If you’re on the lookout for the coolest hiking spots to soak up the autumn vibes, influencer and RTÉ radio host, Roz Purcell just dished out her top 35 autumnal hiking destinations across Ireland on her page, The Hike Life.
And Cork, in all its leafy glory, boasts not one but four fab places to soak up the autumnal aura.
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Here are four Cork hike spots to try this week:
Gougane Barra Forest Park
Tucked away in the heart of West Cork, this forest is a genuine natural wonderland. This serene haven comes complete with a picturesque zen-like lake surrounded by lush woodlands. It’s the ultimate place to get lost in the mesmerising hues of autumn while trekking its multiple picture-perfect trails. There’s something there for everyone.
Glengariff Nature Reserve
Beckoning wanderlust-filled visitors, in Glengarriff you’ll stumble upon dense woodlands and picturesque trails that lead you through an enchanted forested realm. Afterwards, you can recharge at the famed Blue Loo Bar with a cold pint of Guinness.
Perched along the stunning shores of Cork Harbour, Currabinny Woods is a concealed treasure trove awaiting exploration. Venture along charming woodland paths and take in the gorgeous waterfront views. With vibrant foliage and coastal panoramas, this spot is an autumnal dream.
Castleblagh Forest Recreational Area
Castleblagh in Ballyhooly is the secret garden for outdoor enthusiasts. Dive into its unspoiled woodlands, meander along trails, and discover tranquil picnic spots sprinkled about. It’s the perfect spot to bask in the beauty of Cork’s autumn.
So channel your inner Roz and grab your hiking boots, don your trendiest windbreaker, and prepare to be enchanted by your next autumn hike.