Scenic Walks in West Cork -
A Walking Guide

Title:  Scenic Walks in West Cork - A Walking Guide

Author:  Damien Enright

Publisher:  The Collins Press

ISBN:  97818488911043

First published:  2011

Summary:  Walking guidebook detailing twenty-two quality low-level routes of various grades throughout western County Cork in southwest Ireland.

On the back cover:  West Cork is a place apart, with its unique combination of flora, fauna, history and landscape, and is quietly explored by large numbers of visitors annually. This guide to some of the best low-level walks in the region has clear descriptions and engaging commentaries on natural and human history to enhance the walker's enjoyment and appreciation of the routes. From the scenic interior to spectacular coastal scenery and islands, these cross-country, road and waterside excursions have something for everyone. Walks vary from 1.5km strolls to a 13km traverse of Sherkin Island. The author has put his considerable experience and knowledge of the area to great use in this evocative guide, which introduces the best of the area. Each route has a sketch map and colour photographs to illustrate the beauty of the landscape, its wild creatures, wild flowers and built heritage. Ferry and cable-car timetables are included. This is a treasury of information to take readers on the ways less travelled.

Content & credits: 160 pages. Words [by Damien Enright]. Colour photographs [by Damien Enright]. Digitally-produced, colour route detail maps [by others (uncredited)] - no location map included.

Route location map (walk start points):

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Other walking guidebooks for this area:

The area covered by this book is also dealt with by the following list of recommended titles.

  Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide

  Hiking in Ireland

  Walking in Ireland

  Best Irish Walks

  West Cork Walks

  The Mountains of Ireland

  Irish Coastal Walks


Counties covered by this book:

This guidebook contains walking routes in the following counties.

  County Cork