The Mealagh Valley walk offers a challenging 10-kilometre walking route for hikers. It forms part of the Drimoleague Heritage Walkways network here in West Cork.
About half of this walk is on tarred roads. Once you get to Coomanore Lake, you are on the Mullaghmesha to Kealkill walk. This spectacular three and a half hour walk offers lovely views, history and heritage.
This is an incredibly varied walk. You’ll see a landscape that changes from windswept mountain to deep woodland. The route takes you past a megalithic tomb and a stone circle and the lovely village of Kealkill with the striking landmark of Carriganass Castle as the terminus of your walk.
You can purchase the Drimoleague Heritage Walkways book at Centra, Drimoleague for more details.