Bantry Blueway - Blue Trail

Paddling
County Cork
Grade Intermediate
Length 6 km
Time 2 hours
Format Linear
Start Point
Abbey Point Slipway
Finish Point
Abbey Point Slipway
Nearest Town to Start Bantry
Grid Ref. V 982 483
Lat./Lon. 51.678516, -9.472751

This trail travels west to South Beach where the crossing point is marked by a signpost and flag. Beware of winds and tidal flows at the crossing, a wind flag at South Beach will indicate local wind conditions. If suitable cross 600m (15 minutes) to the Blueway flag on Whiddy Island and on to Bank House on Whiddy Island, returning via the same route to Abbey Slipway.Be careful of ferries operating between Whiddy Island and Bantry.

Trail Management

BANTRY BAY PORT COMPANY - www.bantrybayport.com

Facilities

Car parking, accommodation, shops, restaurants, cafes

Abbey Point Slipway to Bank House Return
Canoeing & Kayaking is an
adventure sport. When you
go canoeing follow the five
points below to stay safe:

Planning - Plan your trip well
in advance by consulting
with the Blueway website
and local providers.

Experience - Ensure the Blueway
is a suitable match for your
group’s experience. Water
can be dangerous, if you are
inexperienced use a local guide
and seek formal training.

Conditions - Consult the
weather forecast and tide
tables in advance of your
trip and if unguided only go
out in favourable conditions,
clear days with low wind.

Equipment - Always wear
an approved buoyancy
aid. Ensure your boat has
adequate buoyancy. Bring
suitable clothing, such as
a wetsuit and equipment to
deal with an emergency.

Emergencies - In the event of
capsize, stay with your craft,
be ready and equipped to
help one another. Always bring
some form of communication
with you, ie mobile phone -
VHF. Ensure your group has
a towing system in place.

For further information, visit the Bantry Bay Port Company website or the below Map Booklet

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 85

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