Warrenscourt comprises some 110 ha. of gently sloping woodland overlooking the Buingea river and the rich farmland that surrounds it.
The main feature is the trail that runs beside the river and the green area that is popular with young families. It is linked with another parking area and picnic site on the outskirts of Kilmurry village. Interesting to note that a section of the old ‘Butter Road’ that was used by farmers to bring their butter to the Cork market, used to run through the forest and is still in use today.
Views open and close in this forest depending on the forest cycle. At times, the Derrynasaggart and Boggeragh mountains are visible with clear views of the Paps, Mullaghanish, Mushera More and Mushera Beg.
Well worth a visit!
Things to do
Picnics: There are a number of picnic tables in the car park and dotted along the main forest walk that runs beside the river.
Explore nature: Once part of the Warrenscourt demesne it's oak and beech woodlands having become depleted during the 2nd world war were restocked with mainly conifers in the early sixties. A wide variety of species were planted including Douglas fir, Norway spruce, Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Scots pine and Japanese larch.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
There is ample green space and seating beside the river to allow visitors to take some time out to enjoy nature.