Thursday, 6 September 2012

Get Moving. Cork Walking Month

Cork Walking Month
Midleton

Fields, Midleton in distance


Curragh entrance


Cork Walking Month


Did you know that September is the Cork Walking Month for 2012?


Lots of choice and you may go on your own or as part of a group.

I enjoyed a few recently including this one in Gougane Barra,  and another easier one at The Gearagh.

I had a look at the Walking Month website and decided to go to the Curragh Wood today. It is about 4 kilometres from Midleton on the Fermoy Road. A roadside car park and no name sign but you’ll find it on the left. No signs either in the forest to you’ll have to "rough" it.

It is all uphill at the start. After a while I came to a V. Which way to go now? Which way to find the Ring Fort? At the pinnacle, the site said. So I took the track to the left that continued to rise but never came to the Ring Fort.

Did get some good views over the East Cork countryside though, including the town of Midleton as I took a narrow pathway back down to the start, arriving about ninety minutes or so after starting out.

Looks like I’ll have to go back again! There is another car park nearby that gives an easier walk by the river. Check it out on the site where there are many walks detailed with all parts of the county covered. Could keep you walking for more than just September!

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