The Deelish Cascades Walk is an easy 1.5 hour (3.2km) linear walk along the old mass path along the banks of the Ilen River, with its cascades, cliffs and patchwork field systems. This linear walk takes about one hour. You get a real feel for the river, with its cascades, dippers and occasionally an otter. A huge river bend in the form of an ox bow is quite interesting, as are the archaeological features you can see from here, a mound at Seehanes, and a ringfort at Deelish. If you start from Castledonovan Bridge, follow the green arrow where the path joins a quiet road and continues to the walks end at the Ahanafunsion bridge amenity area.
You can download free of charge an MP3 audio file which contains a fifteen minute radio programme about the Deelish Cascades Walk, with local heritage, folklore and things to watch out for as you walk. www.westcorkwalking.com