In keeping with this theme we are hoping to highlight walking throughout all demographics and age groups throughout Cork City Walking and wheeling can be part of our everyday lives in multiple ways. We can walk or wheel to work or school and we can incorporate walking and wheeling into our work day through walking meetings or active transportation. Our universities, schools and workplaces should prioritise helping the people of Cork to stay physically active for better mental and physical health, the health of the planet and even the economy. Social support and community services can also prioritise physical activity for their members and participants through the encouragement of walking and wheeling
For Cork Walking Week, Cork City Council will be providing four guided walks. To find out more and to register please click here
Cork has a compact city centre which means that it is very easy to get around on foot. Cork is also a city that is full of culture and history. We have designed four walks so that you can walk around and explore the city, whether it is to take a break from shopping, to do something with the family or just want to get a coffee and have a stroll. So get active, get some fresh air, and enjoy the city and click on the icons to see more.
A walk around the city centre highlighting some of the street art. This is not an exhaustive list so go out and discover more colour around the city.
A relatively short walk around one of the most historic and interesting parts of our city, which is packed with places of interest to enjoy and explore.
Take a stroll around the South Parish and see some of the most iconic parts of Cork along with some hidden gems along the way.
A more challenging walk that takes you across the city to enjoy the river that runs through the city and explore the bridges that connect us.
Cork City Council in conjunction with the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has developed a series of four Heritage related walking trails in the city centre, called Cork Walks.
These walking trails link places and buildings of heritage interest throughout the city from the steps and steeples of Shandon, archaeology and arts of the South Parish, the medieval to modern of the City Centre and the academic environs of University College Cork. As well as being very informative and interesting to local people, the walks provide a very attractive and enjoyable experience to tourists and visitors to Cork City. See the bottom of the page for maps of each of the four walks.