Glengarriff, The Rugged Glen, is a paradise for walkers of all abilities. There are walks for everyone, from easy to hard levels, and both short or long treks. Walks in and around Glengarriff feature some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland and uniquely showcase all of Ireland’s geological features.

Included in just one geographical location you will find amazing views to the sea, idyllic moments by rivers, lakes and forest and find peace in bog and mountain. With Glengarriff as your chosen walking destination, you are bound to be challenged and satisfied after a long day in the hills.

A brochure called Walking in Glengarriff is available locally, and serves as the walkers’ reliable companion.

To open a printable pdf version of the brochure, click here

Walking and hiking has really taken off all over Ireland over the last decade and more, and Glengarriff is no different. Many business have been set up to cater for the walker and make their stay in Glengarriff a fulfilling one with some great walking tours and facilities available. Here are some below …

Coomarkane Visitor Centre

Ideally situated as a walk-from or walk-to destination for walkers, the  Coomarkane Visitor Centre is the perfect base to organise your day’s walking trips. Situated about four miles from Glengarriff, the centre is nestled in the Coomarkane valley and only a stones throw away from the beauty of the valleys, mountains and lakes which surround Glengarriff. It is also within easy reach of the Glengarriff Nature Reserve nestled in the woods not far away

Plan your trip in the café and fill up with a hot drink and some food for the journey ahead. The centre also has bathroom facilities with the option of a shower if walkers would like to freshen up before heading on to their destination. The site also have camping and glamping facilities in a beautiful natural woodland near a river within view of the mountains.

They can cater for groups of walkers in the café, making packed lunches in advance, when given 24hr notice. Hiking and camping equipment is also available along with information about local walks, the history of the valley, bus times and taxi numbers etc. So all-in- all, a walkers paradise!

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 10am – 4pm

Coomarkane Visitor Centre, Coomarkane, Glengarriff, Co Cork, Ireland.
Tel: (+353) 027 63826
Eircode P75 YY47
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Wanderlust is based near the picturesque village of Glengarriff in West Cork and is run by Markus Baeuchle and Eliane Zimmermann. Wanderlust is an outdoor events group for local outdoor enthusiasts and visitors to Bantry Bay, West Cork and South Kerry.

Enjoy the great outdoors of Bantry Bay, Beara, the Sheep’s Head, the Mizen Head Peninsulas and the Atlantic Islands with Wanderlust. Their fantastic walking tours offer a wide range of unique experiences taking in the West Cork Islands, Hill Walking, Nordic Walking and their very famous Garden Tours which specialise in the world of trees, plants and aroma botany.

Wanderlust, Ardaturrish Beg, Glengarriff, Co Cork, Ireland.
Tel: (+353) 027 63609
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