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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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“the river” (14 reviews)
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| 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 17 August 2017

We had a delicious lunch here, very reasonably priced and enjoyed a visit to the gift shop after our forest walk. Beautiful scenery.

1  Thank Grainne282
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We didn’t have long to spend here, but it was well worth the 5 Euro admission price to drive through such a beautiful place. Remember to bring change – there’s no one at the gate and it opens only with coins. Although the day was...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lovely peaceful walks. Stunning scenery. Well worth going out of your way to visit. There are several graded walks from easy to mid to challenging.

Thank danos1
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have longed to return to this place for several years. I have not been since my folks passed and it was exactly what I needed. It is one of the most spiritual and beautiful locations I come to in Ireland. The serene lake, the...More

Thank paidir65
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Wow it's honestly a very spiritual beautiful place fantastic location you will remember your visit here forever it's beautiful

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Amazing hike up a trail to the top so we could see a small waterfall, while also looking over all the sheep farms. Such a neat place and highly recommend it.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Took a morning walk through the woods and gave me ample opportunity to reflect and enjoy nature at its best.

Thank PSWriteHome
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Been trying to get a chance to head to this park for a spot of hill walking for years, was more than worth the wait. Climbed to the highest hill with spectacular views and a great day weather wise. Would need a bit of experience...More

Thank Ciaran O
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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

1  Thank 2rokin
Reviewed 6 June 2017

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
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