Fastnet Trails - The Kilcoe Linear Walk
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Ballydehob, Mizen, West Cork, Cork,
Mr Eugene McSweeney
Kilcoe Linear Walk - Fastnet Trails - a 6.5km easy linear walk or 13km return journey. The Fastnet Trails Walks Group have developed over 10 walks in Ballydehob, Schull and Aughadown.
This is a 6.5km linear walk between Ballydehob and Kilcoe, which can be started at the Ballydehob Trailhead adjacent to the Community Centre, or at the Kilcoe Trailhead at Kilcoe R.C. Church. From Ballydehob Trail head, cross over the 12-Arch Bridge and head east following the Blue Arrows, take extreme care as you walk the side of the busy N71 for a short while before turning off at Skeaghanore cross.
This walk features four options southward to visit some old famine piers. At the Eastern end of this walk look out for directions sough to a 13th century Church ruins and Graveyard that allows spectacular views of Kilcoe Castle. On your right, enjoy the scenic views of some of Carbery’s Hundred Isles, and the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse manned up until 1989. These detours will increase the walking time by up to 1.5 hrs.
Points of Interest along the walk are
• The 12 Arch Bridge
• Old Piers and Churches,
• Kilcoe Castle
• Meen Bridge