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Address: Allihies, Ireland
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Around Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork lies a post-industrial landscape resulting...

Around Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork lies a post-industrial landscape resulting from the 19th century copper-mining industry, as well as a stunning natural area with abundant flora and fauna. This walking trail in Allihies takes in six of the seven mine sites as well as breathtaking views.

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Beautiful views looking back down on the village of Allihies

Beautiful scenery of the area and of the colourful village of Allihies below. Great photo oppourtunities.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery of the area and of the colourful village of Allihies below. Great photo oppourtunities.

Thank hillwalker2017
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit amazing views you need to get there we will be back, and when you get there after your walk and after building up an apatite visit O'Neill's in the village beautiful food nice drink down to the beach for a walk what else would you want.

Thank Kevin M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went up this trail trough the copper mines and over the top of Slieve Mishkish. Quite eerie but interesting to see. Trail is steep but manageable with rest breaks.

Thank Michael B
San Anselmo, California
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Before leaving Allihies we made a point to visit at least one of the historic copper mining sites. We were quite taken with the views and although you cannot access the ruins directly (there are still open mine shafts) we were happy to get close to the Mountain Mine. We also had a great view of some mine shafts and... More 

Thank Annette K
Decorah, Iowa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Gorse, Irish Heather, and lots of Sheep and Lambs make this walk a Wild Pleasure ! Go when the Sun is out and the wind is Mild.

Thank Matt J
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

My partner and I took the walk up to the Copper mine engine house and enjoyed the splendid views, looking down at the bay and Alliihies.

Thank Darren L
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

I completed this hike with my 3 year old daughter on a glorious sunny July Sunday. We did the hike in an anticlockwise direction (most others seem to do it in a clockwise direction). We parked our car at the Copper Mine Museum where we collected a map from the very friendly and helpful staff. The walk commences uphill through... More 

1 Thank IE123456
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Well marked trails around Allihies. Well worth taking the time. Visit the museum in the village first so you have some background

Thank smallfootstep
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

I visited the mine trail while on a tour and found it fascinating! The views from the top are amazing and the road driving down is terrifying, but fun! If your driving this way, you should make a short stop here.

Thank KenmareLisa
St. Thomas
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

Excellent hiking trail, not too strenuous for those 'non-hikers'. The surrounding views are breathtaking. Wished I had more time to do the entire loop from the town up to the mine and then down around the coast to the beach.

1 Thank KathyS-STT

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