Ballintotis Loops - Castle Loop

Cycling On Road
County Cork
Grade Easy
Length 3.7 km
Time 40 mins
Format Loop
Dogs Allowed Yes
Waymarking Red arrow
Start Point
Ballintotis Church Car Park
Finish Point
Ballintotis Church Car Park
Nearest Town to Start Castlemartyr
Grid Ref. W 937 732
Lat. and Long. 51.911149, -8.092401

This trail follows country roads and laneways from the Church car park and passes Ballintotas National School (built in 1898). It incorporates Ballintotis Castle (once the possession of the Fitzgeralds of Munster) dating from the 16th century and the ruins of a national school dated 1826. Other features to be enjoyed on this trail include open countryside, traditional farmsteads, crops and farm animals as well as abundant wildlife (hare, pheasant, fox, and rabbit are common). Varieties of native plant, bird and insect species abound amid the long-established hedgerows of this looped trail as it returns to the trailhead at the Church car park.

Facilities

All services in Castlemartyr

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 81
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus service to Castlemartyr 2km from trailhead

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