Glanmore Lake, near Healy Pass
Glanmore is one of the nicest locations you will find. It can be seen at its best looking down from the Healy Pass, which is a spectacular mountain pass from Cork to Kerry.
This is a lovely lake which the road follows round and you can walk for a good distance almost by the lake’s shore
We found a nice place for a swim at the Lauragh end near to a stone boathouse. The water here is cool and very fresh. The lake is surrounded by the wild and impressive Caha Mountains. There’s an An Óige hostel at the far end and if you are cold after your swim there are tea rooms, which are signposted, nearby.
Remember, lakes can be dangerous, so swim carefully.
Access is off the R574 Healy Pass road and you will need a good map
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 84