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Allihies Copper Mine Trail

Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Must see but dangerous

I met some kind locals who took me here. The cave will be a little difficult to find. You must wear... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maria H
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Beautiful views looking back down on the village of Allihies

Beautiful scenery of the area and of the colourful village of Allihies below. Great photo... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Cork, Ireland
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Around Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork lies a post-industrial landscape resulting from the 19th century copper-mining industry, as well as a stunning natural area with abundant flora and fauna. This walking trail in Allihies takes in six of the seven mine sites as well as breathtaking views.
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4 weeks ago
“Must see but dangerous ”
1 May 2017
“Beautiful views looking back down on the village of Allihies”
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Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I met some kind locals who took me here. The cave will be a little difficult to find. You must wear proper hiking boots and you will need a very good flashlight if you want to go in the cave. This is risky and I...More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Beautiful scenery of the area and of the colourful village of Allihies below. Great photo oppourtunities.

Thank hillwalker2017
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit amazing views you need to get there we will be back, and when you get there after your walk and after building up an apatite visit O'Neill's in the village beautiful food nice drink down to the beach for a walk...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went up this trail trough the copper mines and over the top of Slieve Mishkish. Quite eerie but interesting to see. Trail is steep but manageable with rest breaks.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Before leaving Allihies we made a point to visit at least one of the historic copper mining sites. We were quite taken with the views and although you cannot access the ruins directly (there are still open mine shafts) we were happy to get close...More

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Gorse, Irish Heather, and lots of Sheep and Lambs make this walk a Wild Pleasure ! Go when the Sun is out and the wind is Mild.

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

My partner and I took the walk up to the Copper mine engine house and enjoyed the splendid views, looking down at the bay and Alliihies.

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I completed this hike with my 3 year old daughter on a glorious sunny July Sunday. We did the hike in an anticlockwise direction (most others seem to do it in a clockwise direction). We parked our car at the Copper Mine Museum where we...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Well marked trails around Allihies. Well worth taking the time. Visit the museum in the village first so you have some background

Thank smallfootstep
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I visited the mine trail while on a tour and found it fascinating! The views from the top are amazing and the road driving down is terrifying, but fun! If your driving this way, you should make a short stop here.

Thank KenmareLisa
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