Cork City Walks


The Blackrock Castle/Old Railway Line Loop

This 8 km/5 mile loop is a scenic, mostly traffic free route at the Eastern end of the city. Starting at Blackrock Castle, the loop takes you along the waters edge until you link up with the old Cork to Crosshaven railway line. This will bring you to the Marina, giving you a lovely view of the newly Refurbished Pairc Ui Chaoimh with a final stroll through Blackrock village.

Cork Walks: Self Guided Heritage Walks

Cork City Council in conjunction with the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has developed a series of four Heritage related walking trails in the city centre, called Cork Walks.  

These walking trails link places and buildings of heritage interest throughout the city from the steps and steeples of Shandon, archaeology and arts of the South Parish, the medieval to modern of the City Centre and the academic environs of University College Cork.  As well as being very informative and interesting to local people, the walks provide a very attractive and enjoyable experience to tourists and visitors to Cork City. See the bottom of the page for maps of each of the four walks.