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From water sports, hiking and golf, to historic sites, art galleries, sculpture gardens and more, Beara has something for both young and old alike.  Why not take a scenic drive along the Wild Atlantic Way or explore one of Beara's beautiful rustic towns.

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Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve

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Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve
Oak woods, lakes, rivers and grassland

Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve

Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve extending to over 300ha of woodland, lakes, rivers and grassland, is located at the eastern end of the glacially deepened valley of Glengarriff in the Old Red Sandstone rock formation of South West Cork. In this mild oceanic climate and sheltered position is an example of oceanic Sessile Oak woodland, rated as second only in importance to the Killarney Oakwoods. The woods are famous for their lush mosses, ferns and lichens, as well as the so-called Lusitanian plants & animals. The latter are unique to south west Ireland and the northern western part of the Iberian peninsula and include the Kerry slug, Irish spurge and St Patrick’s cabbage. The woods are also home to lesser horseshoe bats, pine martens, red squirrels and the rare downy emerald dragonfly.

There are walking trails to suit all abilities: wander along by the Glengarriff River in dappled shade; stroll through the Big Meadow with its stately oaks; make the steep but rewarding climb up to Lady Bantry’s Lookout for panoramic views of the glen, mountains and Bantry Bay; or take the winding Esknamucky path via a pretty waterfall and wooded hillside with stunning viewing points. A trails map can be downloaded from the Nature Reserve website. The Nature Reserve is also the venue for the weekly Park Run.

Whether you want a ramble with the family, an energetic hike or to explore in depth some of the best nature in Ireland, Glengarriff Woods has something for you.

Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve is one of a fantastic suite of National Parks and Nature Reserves in Ireland, which are owned and managed by the Irish State. For more information visit www.npws.ie

Address: – Glengarriff, Co. Cork

Website:- www.glengarriffnaturereserve.ie

Phone: +353 (0)27-63636
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