Marlogue Wood is located on the south-eastern edge of Great Island in Cork Harbour close to East Ferry Marina. The woods can be accessed by turning left at Belvelly Bridge and following the signposts for Marlogue. Also accessible from the town of cobh ( see information pages).
The Anglo-Norman family Walters owned this area of land until the late 1600s. The first wood in this area was an orchard, which is located in the bawn of Walterstown.The present day wood was planted in the late 1800s and tree species include conifers and broadleaves.
To loop this walk, follow the trail until you come to a junction and take a right turn. This will eventually bring you down to the shoreline. Follow the pebbled beach to the left and you will come upon a beautiful view of the church across the water (right would eventually bring you back to Cobh â€“ but not for the faint hearted). Keep a look out for a gap in the shoreline where you will find is a rough path that will bring you back up to the trail. (Please note that this is not an official route)
Picnic tables are provided.
Located at the south most easterly point of the great Island of Cobh