Sunday, 4 July 2010

THE CORRIN TRAIL (FERMOY)





THE CORRIN TRAIL
The Hill of Corrin, just south of Fermoy, is passed each weekday by thousands of motorists on the Cork-Dublin Road. The 222m high hill provides “spectacular” views of the surrounding countryside and of Fermoy itself.
It also provides us with the Corrin Trail, a 4.5 km looped trail of four and half kilometres, that includes the cross and cairn at the top. It is graded moderate and should take about one and half hours.
Went up there today, after quite an absence, and enjoyed the full walk. It is a typical Irish wood, mainly conifers and also a few flowers, including the last of the fox gloves. The view from the top is good and the walk is worthwhile.
Coming from the city, take the old Fermoy road, the R639, and you’ll see the signposts immediately after the well signed Marts complex. There is a spacious car park and picnic tables but there are no toilets or bins so whatever you bring be prepared to bring the wrappings back with you.
It is a walk where you’ll need company. There were quite a few cars there today and a local orienteering club also use it (this Tuesday coming, for example).

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