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Carrigaline - Crosshaven Slí na Sláinte

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Carrigaline, Cork,

The Carrigaline-Crosshaven Slí na Sláinte is a 5km route (10km return) which can be started at either the Kilnagleary Car Park near Carrigaline or in Crosshaven, near the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

This very popular walking route follows the old Cork to Crosshaven railway line, which operated from 1904 to 1932, on a traffic-free pedestrian path. The Slí route runs alongside the beautiful Owenabue River, and is a haven for many species of birds and wildlife. There are also many benches and tables along the way to enjoy a picnic or take in the stunning scenery.

Along the route, just opposite the picturesque Coolmore House, you will pass “Drake’s Pool”. This cove is a recess that has enjoyed a rich history. Sir Francis Drake and five of his fleet ships took refuge in 1587 when they were pursued by the powerful Spanish Armada.

Suitable as a daytime route only and can be walked in both directions