THE 12 ARCH WALK
This Ballydehob walk has to be one of the most picturesque in Cork.
Its centrepiece is an old bridge from the defunct West Carbery Tramway and light Railway, a 12 arch bridge that had its first train in September 1886, its last in January 1947.
From the village, you walk through the sports and leisurecraft area (opened by her Excellency Mary Robinson in 1994), making your way towards the 12 arch bridge. Go under it and then take the purpose built decked walkway across the inlet to the other side.
Here, a series of steps will take you up onto the bridge, from where you will enjoy fine views, both towards the coast and inland towards the road bridge to the quiet village. You may extend your walk by a number of loops but make sure you come back to the bridge for at least another view.
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