Cork Nature Network has developped a number of walks to encourage outdoor activity, and learning about our amazing wildlife!

Otter trails

To know more about those trails, please visit the Otters project page.

Wild Walks project

Cork Nature Network is delighted to announce its new Wild Walks project for 2022.

The project seeks to map all the green areas within Cork city as well as the animals and plants that inhabit them.

As part of this project, ecological surveys have been carried out to identify the sites which would best reflect Cork’s incredible biodiversity. These range from coastal woodlands to wildflower grasslands. You can read our report about the Mammals in Cork City.

Gill Weyman , founder of CNN commented: ‘’While we often associate cities with a lack of green spaces and nature, there are places within the Cork city boundary where one can go to benefit from spending time in nature. We hope that by getting out in these spaces people will see for themselves why these delicate ecosystems need to be protected and reconnect with nature.’’

These ecological surveys have then been used to create an online virtual map that will allow viewers to see the locations of these green spaces and potential walking trails where people can go to appreciate Cork’s nature.

We would like to thank the funders of this project:

Cork City Council, a long-term partner of Cork Nature Network, for their support and engagement,

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and Jacobs®for their generous donation and support while we were busy mapping our walks.

We would like also to say thank you to our fantastic team of surveyors: Cliona Barry, Stephanie Corkery, Emily Mangan, Rory O’Connor, Chloe O’Donoghue and Rebecca O’Sullivan

Visit the trails

Interactive map – click on a symbol in the map legend to learn more about the site, including a background to the area, site location, trail length and what plants and animals are found there. Clicking on a symbol directs you to a new web page. The second page of the document is a summary of each trail with a QR code that will open the web page of the relevant trail.

Click on the map to enlarge it

If you visit any of the sites, let us know what species you find and tag us in your pictures! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram @Cork_Nature_Network and Twitter @CorkNatNetwork.

We would love to hear from you!
If you have any questions about the project, please contact the Project Manager Rachel Hayden.

If you would like to share your local wild space and how valuable it is for wildlife, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We hope to run further events with other cities in the near future.

Details of each trail

If you can’t access the map or read the QR codes, you can view the details about each trail by clicking on the following links:

Atlantic Pond/ Marina

Ballincollig Regional Park

Ballybrack wood/ Mangala

Beaumont Quarry

Blarney River trail

Clogeenmilcon Sanctuary, Blarney

Cork Lough

Curraheen walk

Doman’s Wood

Hazelwood Trail

John O’Callaghan park

Otter trail cork


The Bog Vernon

The Glen River Park

Tramore Valley Park

Project news

Coming soon: Updates on our interpretive signs that will be installed at several Wild Walk sites.

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