Sun is shining, third day in a row, almost a record for Ireland!! I receive a call from my buddy she was organising a walk for our friends to get a tan and some exercise!! I agreed as I love walking.So off I go for a long walk, meeting my friends en route. It is great to able to get outdoors in the sun. As well as meeting my friends for a chat , it was nice to feel the heat once again after a long winter. No heavy clothes but light, cool dresses and good views under the golden rays helped make our walk a perfect day out! After the four hour walk we went for lunch and sat in the sun dining and observing life go by! #blisseveninginthesun
Crosshaven Walks: http://crosshaven.ie/tourist/information/walks-and-activities
Crosshaven Railway Walk and Cycle Lane
One of the most popular walks is the beautiful walk from Kilnagleary, near Carrigaline, right into Crosshaven, with the Owenabue River by your side all the way to the harbour. Along the route you will be able to observe many species of birds and wildlife or relax and have a picnic at the amenity areas provided. There is great history attached to this walk also as most of it runs along the old Cork to Crosshaven railway line, which operated from 1904 to 1932.
This walk was officially opened in 2000 along the old Carrigaline – Crosshaven railway line that operated from 1904 to 1932. Along this walk is Drakes Pool. This is where, according to legend, in 1580, Sir Francis Drake and his five war ships were chased into the harbour by a fleet of Spanish ships. Upon reaching Crosshaven he moored up behind Currabinny Hill. He hid here until the Spaniards travelled up the river and then back out, confused, as he was nowhere to be seen.
read about the other walks online…..
See and article on it published on the walk in the Irish Times
Title: Go Walk: Carrigaline to Crosshaven, Co Cork -A path follows the most beautiful inlet in Cork Harbour
Author: Tony Doherty, Irish Times
The Internet, Online, 16/5/2016
Go Walk: Carrigaline to Crosshaven, Co Cork
Map: OSI. Discovery Series. Sheet 87 & 81.
Start and finish: Carpark 1.2km east of Carrigaline.
Grid Reference: 744 622
Get there: Carrigaline is about 10km south of Cork city. Turn off the N28 north of the town on to the R611 and then take the R622 to avoid the town centre. This will bring you on to the Crosshaven Road and the carpark.
Time: 4 hours. Distance: 13km. Ascent: 100m
Suitability: Easy. No special clothing or equipment required………………..