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Gougane Barra National Forest Park

| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 21 488 2218
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2 weeks ago
“Stunning location with hikes suitable for children”
2 weeks ago
“Expensive visit”
| 5km West of Ballingeary on R584 to Bantry, at the Pass of Keimaneigh, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 21 488 2218
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled here with our children (7 & 5) and it really is a beautiful spot. We did a gorgeous loop walk that takes you up onto a plateau then down through a forest and along the banks of the River Lee. It is challenging...More

Thank 2rokin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a stop and snack in Cronins Cafe we took a trip around Gougane Barra Forest Park. The entrance to the forest is approximately 700m from Hotel and Cafe. There is an entrance fee of 5 euros per vehicle and this is payable by coins...More

Thank Donal C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is very well laid out with several walks to choose from casual stroll to steep hikes depending on ability. But all trails are well marked with no danger of losing your way.

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is a full time wheelchair user and therefore we needed to use our accessible van to visit this beautiful Forest Park, the charge to enter was 5 euro and as we just drove through and were not able to do any of the...More

1  Thank JoanGalway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The son nd his fiancee had an idea this morning did we want to go to gougane barra hadnt been there in 30 years .so we struck off .the place was packed beautiful scenery the little church there forest walks lovely hotel nd cafe nd...More

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This may be difficult to access without a car, but it's definitely worth a visit! Do have a little walk around the island with St Finbarr's chapel before going to the main park. IF you wish to park in the main car parks, it's 5...More

Thank Guest048
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a stunningly beautiful area of Ireland. Although off the beaten path, it is well worth the time, especially if you are looking to kick back and relax.

1  Thank eireannmac
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place for a walk with plenty of fresh air. If in the area I recommend a visit. Hotel and Cafe were closed due to time of the year.

Thank seamussg
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful scenic trails and some great hikes, could spend hours here. Bring some food if travelling here in the winter!

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Went out of the way to visit Gougane Barra and was glad to do so. Spent about two hours enjoying the extraordinary peacefulness and beauty of the village and lake ...didn't go past the village-church area but wandered through the ruins, visited the tiny church...More

Thank Seasonedtraveller028
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Can I walk my dog around this park
5 May 2017|
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Response from seamussg | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.