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 three short 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.
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.
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.