A little while back, we took a drive to the north to try out a 12km loop hike. Although it was sunny and there hadn’t been any hard rain for a while, it was very waterlogged on the uphill section but the rest of it is really easy walking, so we didn’t find the hike too strenuous and finished it in about two and a half hours with a few short breaks. Most of the time the path was wide enough for two or three people and it wound through spruce plantations (they were quite scenic though) and had a few good view points.
This hike can be reached by going up the N20 from Cork and then turning off to the right at some point. Once you reach the town of Killavullen, continue through until you reach a t-junction and then turn right towards the graveyard. You can park here and you’ll see the sign for the hike shortly afterwards.