Carrigaline to Crosshaven Greenway Cycling Trail

Cycling Off Road
County Cork
2 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 5 km
Am 30 mins
Format Linear
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Start Point
Carrigaline or Crosshaven
Finish Point
Carrigaline or Crosshaven
Nearest Town to Start Carrigaline/Crosshaven
Grid Ref. W 74355 62052 / W 78797 61281
Lat. and Long. 51.81051, -8.37259 / 51.80376, -8.30813

This greenway runs along the old Cork to Crosshaven railway line with the Owenabue River alongside all the way - the line operated from 1904 to 1932. Amenity areas are provided along the way and various species of birds and other wildlife can be seen. 

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Cork County Council


In Carrigaline: All services
In Crosshaven: Car parking, shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes, take-aways, accommodation

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 87
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

In Carrigaline - Bus Eireann bus
In Crosshaven - Bus Eireann bus


JC from Cork

Totally agree with CD (02/08/2019 13:30 PM by CD from Cork). Beautiful walk/run with confusing signage, leading to occasional "frank exchange of views"; with cyclists. Please consider altering the signs painted on the path itself.

CD from Cork

Lovely walking and cycling trail. Spoiled by signage confusion. Notices at either end and a couple of posts along the way say that users should ‘keep left, pass right’. Painted icons of a bike are on the path at regular intervals on one side and ones of a pedestrian on the other side. This leads to total confusion with the result that many cyclists prefer to avoid the greenway altogether and use the busy and dangerous road instead.

The path is far too narrow to have separate cycling and walking signs.

This confusion would be easily eliminated by removing the painted icons and placing more prominent ‘keep left’ signs at both ends of the greenway.

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