Ballymaloe House

Gentle strolls can be taken around the ponds and woodlands of the Ballymaloe grounds, where something is always in flower, be it a carpet of bluebells or vibrant rhododendrons. Maps are available for longer walks around the grounds. Idyllic walks can be taken on the Ballycotton cliffs, and in local woodlands, along the beaches and on the quieter country roads in the area.

In autumn, the leaves that have fallen from the trees on the Ballymaloe grounds, make for a picturesque walk in the countryside. 

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Blairscove House

Blairscove House is situated on the picturesque inlet of Dunmanus Bay in West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way. Not touched by mass tourism, it appeals to visitors who want to get away ‘far from the madding crowd’ with gorgeous walks to take advantage of especially in autumn where the crispy leaves can be felt on the ground as you walk.

Around the courtyard of the Georgian House, beautifully restored with cobbled paths, shrubs and flowers, are the restaurant and four stylish suites or small apartments which can be rented on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis.

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Coopershill House

Coopershill House, with its delightful paths through acres of woods and deer pastures, is a walker's paradise. For those on a walking holiday, some of the more popular walks are clearly signed, particularly in Yeats' County. Coopershill provide walking guide books with marked walking routes for the more adventurous.

A stunning mile-long avenue crossing the River Unshin and winding through ancient woods and deer pastures on the 500-acre Private Estate brings you to this fabulous Georgian mansion. Located by the Wild Atlantic Way, it’s the perfect base for exploring WB Yeats country, mountains, lakes and megalithic ruins along with Championship golf courses, beaches and fishing just a short drive away.

Autumn in Coopershill is something special. The beautiful orange tones from the leaves on the ground as you walk is the perfect way to rejuvenate.

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Virginia Park Lodge

There are four main walks that cover various aspects of the Virginia Park gardens and grounds. The Woodland and Avenue Walk, The Devils Corner Walk, The Boat House Walk, and The Well Walk. Walking times range from a leisurely 20-minute stroll to a more strenuous two-hour wander and they are perfect walks during the autumn months with crispy leaves covering the grounds. 

An 18th-century hunting estate set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside overlooking Lough Ramor. The stunning estate is a haven for walkers, fishermen, boaters and those simply looking to relax in serene beauty of the Irish countryside. The Lodge is the epitome of elegance, with a distinctly homely feel and luxury finishing touches.

Set amidst 100 acres of stunning grounds and scenery, the grounds of Virginia Park Lodge and deer park are generously divided between forestry with scenic pedestrian walkways. The grounds also boast a nine-hole golf course, extensive walks and agricultural land along the banks of the renowned fishing lake of Lough Ramor, in the heart of the picturesque town of Virginia.

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Longueville House

Longueville House offers scenic walks throughout the estate. For the more active, there are many designated longer-distance walking trails within 25 minutes, including the Duhallow Way, The Blackwater Way, The Ballyhoura Way, the Nagle Mountains and the Boggeraghs. Bike, walk or climb - the choice is yours. Longueville House is a stunning 300-year-old listed Georgian Country House hidden in the heart of a 400-acre wooded estate, in the Blackwater Valley.

The estate guarantees privacy and utmost discretion for residents. Behind the secure gates of the estate, guests can enjoy private salmon and Brown Fishing on the River Blackwater, Falconry on the lawn, a range of Cross-Country Hikes, Orchard Tours, Garden Tours, Distillery Tours, Cider Tastings, Dawn Chorus Walks and October Mushroom Hunts.

Enjoy the crispy Autumn leaves in the autumn months. It is relaxing and picturesque. 

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