Category: Forest Walks
Difficulty: Moderate

From the square in the centre of the village, follow yellow Avondhu way-markers and the sign for Ballyporeen (15km). After 1km, turn left into Glensheskin Wood and walk over the bridge into the carpark, which features a lovely picnic area by a stream.

At the end of the carpark, follow the meandering track on the right.

When you come to the end of this track at the footbridge over the river, turn right and walk up the old forestry road until you reach a fork in the path, with a second fork visible immediately after it. Turn left at the first fork, thereby avoiding the second. This second fork marks the beginning of the military firing range.

The road meanders through the woods and straight through a crossroads, eventually emerging on the military road to Mitchelstown.

Turn left and follow the road down past the horse gallop track, with interesting views across Kilworth to Fermoy and the Nagle Mountains. Continue straight ahead and the road will eventually return you to the very square from which you left Kilworth Village.

– Information on walk provided by Barry Connolly, Tom Baker, Kevin O’Farrell and Tom Tobin, from their guide ‘Walking in Fermoy, the Galtees and Surroundings’ (Fermoy, 1999)

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