Walk Start: Five Foot Way Car Park in Cobh

List of walks from this location…

  • Walk 1… Work in progress
  • Walk 2… Work in progress
  • Walk 3… Work in progress
  • Walk 4… Work in progress

Directions & info

The town of Cobh is located about 13kms to the south-east of Cork City or 24kms by road.

From Cork City, take the N25 east which is the main road to Midleton, Waterford & Rosslare.

Take Exit 3 and follow the directions for the R624 to Cobh. Just after the entrance to Fota Wildlife Park, you come to the narrow bridge at Belvelly.

On the far side of the bridge, you cross onto Great Island. Make sure to stay right and follow the R624 which goes around the west side of the island.

The Five Foot Way Car Park is located about 1km west of the centre of the town of Cobh and has spaces for approximately 100 cars. It also has dedicated spaces for camper vans.

On the approach road to Cobh from the west (R624), look for directions to the car park at the cross roads.

After turning right, you will need to turn right again after 50 metres over the railway bridge. Note the main road swings away to the left here around the corner so watch out for oncoming traffic.

Drive down the hill and after 130 metres, turn left.

The car park is just beyond the children’s playground.

The car park is long and narrow as can be seen from the photo below.

Access by train…

There is a regular train service from Cork City which generally varies from once every 30-minutes at peak hours to once an hour at other times during the day. See the Irish Rail website for the timetables… https://www.irishrail.ie/

The train station in Cobh is just 240 metres from the Five Foot Way Car Park.

Access is via a foot bridge which crosses over the rail tracks.

Note that it has some steps so it’s not accessible by wheelchair.

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