Walking in Knockadoon
|Looking west towards Ballycotton. The tower is one of Ireland’s Napoleonic-era signal towers. There is a restored|
tower near the Old Head of Kinsale. Walked here again on Wednesday 18th Sep 2019.
If coming from the east, via Youghal, follow the main Cork road. Turn left when you see the Ballymacoda sign and then turn left in Ballymacoda itself. If coming from Cork city, turn right when you see the Ballymacoda sign. There is an alternative when coming from the city. Turn right at the lights in Castlemartyr and then turn left in Ladysbridge - there is a sign there for Ballymacoda. Enjoy this fabulous walk in East Cork.
|Still looking west. Ballycotton is in the distant haze.|
|The islands and lighthouse of Ballycotton|
|Looking east to Youghal, its lighthouse and the mouth of the Blackwater.|
|That old signal tower.|
|Bales of straw|
|The signal tower again|
|Bales of straw in the fields|
|Flowers have faded. Now it's all about survival. Get those seeds out there for 2020.|
|The sky here is often criss-crossed with jet trails. But Wednesday (18.09.2019) was so fine that the|
vapour vanished quickly in the dry atmosphere; the trails didn't last long.
|Nearing the end of the western part.|
|Sheep here (and below) graze above the cliffs|
|Capel Island, also below, is at the eastern side (where you start the walk)|