Rossbrin Loop Walk, Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 17, 2015
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Cork
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance16.52 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude6 m
  • Peak69 m
  • Climb237 m
  • Descent236 m
A 13km (2.5 hour) scenic coastal walk along quiet country tarred roads, which takes up to 3 hours to complete, offers great coastal views over the Fastnet and Carbery’s Hundred Isles scattered along Roaring Water Bay.
Rossbrin Loop Walk, Roaring water bay, West Cork

Rossbrin Loop Walk quiet country lanes West CorkFrom Ballydehob Trail head at adjacent to the Community Centre, leave through the footpath at the back of the tennis courts, rise to Greenmount Road, and turning left go 3.5km south to reach the old Stouke Graveyard.

Follow the purple arrows and the Fastnet Lighthouse soon becomes visible from the high point of the walk. A climb on the far side leads to a steep descent to Rossbrin Cove.

As the walker passes the old Ballycummisk Copper Mine on the right there are spectacular views south over Rossbrin Castle. Continue on by the pier, and after two steep sections the walker rises to the site of the old Cappaghlass Copper Mine, before crossing an area of moorland with 360 degree views.

A steep drop affords a birds-eye view of Jeremy Irons’ castle. Return via Greenmount to Ballydehob.

Points of Interest along the walk include;
• The 12 Arch Bridge
• Old Graveyard at Stouke
• Rossbrin Castle, pier and mines
• Roaring Water Bay
• Views of Fastnet Rock, Mount Gabriel and Kilcoe Castle.