The reason we ended up at Courtmacsherry was to get some exercise. The weather however could not have been more unpleasant (hence only a few photos). We started the hike with a view over the bay in the opposite direction of the beautiful ruins of Timoleague Abbey. As we walked through the forest (which is filled with bluebells in spring), we could hardly feel the rain. When we got to the end of the forest, we had to walk through farmland on a cliff edge and the wind was merciless. And so was the rain, and the mud and everything was pretty much terrible except for the views. For some reason we kept going and continued on the trail for the whole twelve kilometres. Towards the end of the walk, a lot of it was on country roads, but they weren’t busy so we didn’t feel unsafe without visibility vests on. Heading back into the town, we were surrounded once again by beautiful lush forest (apparently this was planted by the Earl of Shannon towards the end of the 18th century).
The town is also popular for watersports, being located on the edge of a protected bay and is located about sixty kilometres south west of Cork city, and just a fifteen minute drive west of Clonakilty. There’s another walk one can do on a paved area next to the bay that joins Courtmacsherry to the town of Timoleague.