All things wild; but available to the intrepid.

Clogeenmilcon Woods is situated on the eastern edge of Blarney, south of the R617. Also known as ‘Blarney bog’, this site consists of over 100 acres of wildlife sanctuary (designated National Heritage Area), with a mixture of wet grassland, peatland, and broad-leaved woodland.

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Waterloo Trail is situated in between Station Road and Waterloo Road. The site is composed of several habitat types including mixed broad-leaved woodland, depositing rivers and grassland which was once used for agricultural practices.

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Beaumont Quarry is in Ballintemple. The site is a disused limestone quarry which has been left to regenerate since its closure in the 1960s. Due to its limestone bedrock and previous land-use, the site has a cave network and is characterised by calcareous grassland which is a rare habitat in Ireland.

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Ballybrack Woods, locally known as the Mangala is located opposite the Douglas Community Park to the south. The area covers approximately 75,000m2 of semi-urban woodland, wet willow woodland, meadow, wet grassland, scrub and has the Douglas river running through it.

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OverviewBallincollig regional park is located on the south bank, 9km west of Cork City centre. The park has a rich heritage, as it was once a gunpowder mill, operating from the 18th century all the way to the start of the 20th century. The mill is now an open-air museum, composed of ruins described by appropriate signage.

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