This forestry-based walk will lead you through a peaceful, mature forest with a broad mix of tree species, including Douglas fir, Spanish chestnut, oak, ash, Sitka spruce and Scots pine. Holly and birch dominate the lower canopies.
The Short East Loop takes you through a beautiful and peaceful wooded area, paralleling the Blackwater as it winds its way toward Fermoy. Parts of this walk follow country roads, so proceed with all due caution.
This trail will bring you along an historic route – employed as the main road to Cork during the early 18th century – and will also afford you glimpses of some of the beautiful sights Ballyhooly has to offer.