Join us hiking in Glencinchaquin, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are planning three levels of hillwalks this Sunday (“D” Walk, “C” Walk and “B” Walk) with each hillwalk taking different routes. New Walkers are always welcome to join us for a trial hillwalk before deciding to join the club.
Walkers can sign up for the hillwalk in person in Counihans, Pembroke St, Cork from 9.00pm on the Wednesday before the Sunday walk or alternatively online at:http://www.corkbackpackers.ie/
The meeting point for the hillwalk is on the South Mall opposite the Imperial Hotel at 8.45am. We carpool from there and leave at 9.00am sharp.
Due to the variability of the weather please check out recommended walking gear here: Walking Gear
Glencinchaquin Park provides breath-taking landscapes and scenery in which it is a sheer delight to wander around over streams with log bridges, mountain paths with carved steps, through rock passages, along glens and lakes to higher altitude. Marvel at the views overlooking the lakes, delicate green meadows, a spectacular rock face waterfall, it’s force dependent on the amount of rain of the previous days. This magnificent valley makes for a great day out for the experienced walker – high level routes, to those more inclined to the gentler terrain. Ample parking facilities are provided close to the waterfall and the picnic areas. The walks around the waterfall, cascades, streams, woodlands and lakes are accessible for all ages.
Please feel free to bring your own lunch basket or even a barbeque for a picnic within the park. Dogs are welcome too, just a little reminder to keep them under control when close to livestock, but there are hundreds of acres to roam freely. Come to learn of the Heritage of Gleninchaquin.
There is no mobile or wifi available on site.
Gleninchaquin is the perfect place to explore the abundance of ornithology, botany and geology that is unique to the area. School and college tours are more than welcome to come. You are sure to have a day to remember.