Capel Way Coastal Trail Glen Loop

County Cork
2 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 6 km
Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 40 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Green arrow on black background
Start Point
Picnic area at Knockadoon
Finish Point
Picnic area at Knockadoon
Nearest Town to Start Ballymacoda (6km)
Grid Ref. X 090 703
Lat. and Long. 51.885772, -7.869173

As part of the Capel Way Coastal Trail this is a most enjoyable walk on gravel track and minor road around the tip of Knockadoon peninsula passing the signal tower and some beautifully maintained thatched cottages, with stunning views of the sea cliffs, Ballycotton and Youghal Bays as well as Capel Island.

Maps and other information

Trail Management


Car parking, shops, restaurants.cafes, accommodation, etc. in Ballymacoda and car parking at trailhead

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 81
Public Transportation

Public Transportation



Kay Cleary from Ireland

Did this trail yesterday.We used the coastal path and the road.
The scenery all over is stunning. You can see the sea and mountains everywhere you go.
Very pretty and varied selection of maritime flowers along the way.
Definitely one to revisit soon.
A grateful thank you to the local community!

Cat O'Driscoll from Dublin

Lovely well maintained trail. The first two thirds are along the coast and the last section takes you along the road. Not recommended for little legs or wheels. Amazing views and wild flowers.

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