Farran Park Course Information
By the Numbers...
How big is Zipit?
- Zipit Farran covers 1.2km of treetop activities.
How many levels?
- There are 5 circuits for different age, height and ability.
How long does it take?
- You have a maximum of 4 hours, long enough to complete 3 circuits!
How many activities?
- There are over 86 activities between platforms in the trees!
Lots of ziplines?
- Over 800m in total!
How high is the Green Circuit?
- From 1 - 2 metres high, great for kids and beginners.
How high is the Orange Circuit?
- Up to 5 metres high, perfect for families.
How high is the White Circuit?
- Up to 8 metres high, challenging for some, warm up for others...
How high is the Blue Circuit?
- The highest point is about 15 metres. It's our longest circuit, plenty of ziplines.
How high is the Red Circuit?
- Try our freefall base jump from 15 metres... Nerves of steel required...
Magnets used in our safety mechanisms at Farran Park may interfere with the operation of pacemakers and ICD’s. We recommend you contact your doctor prior to booking with Zipit.
Wheelchair access is provided to our cabin at Zipit Farran. Other paths throughout the forest can be difficult to traverse. Please see the park photos below for examples:
Forest Park Info
Zipit Farran Wood is located in Farran Forest Park on the southern shore of Inniscarra lake in County Cork. It enjoys panoramic views of the lake and surrounding countryside. The 45 hectare forest once formed a mere fragment of the vast Farran Estate which was owned by a Captain Clarke, of tobacco products fame.
A wildlife enclosure holds a small herd of red and fallow deer which can easily be viewed from the way-marked Enclosure Trail that skirts the boundary fence. A duck pond is home to mallard, teal, widgeon, shoveler and greylag, white fronted, barnacle, snow and Egyptian geese. An old shooting lodge adjacent to the wildlife enclosure has been converted into a woodland ecology display centre.
Zipit Farran wood is only 20 minutes from Cork city and within walking distance of the National Rowing Centre,and a stone’s throw from a newly redeveloped children’s playground.
To find out more about your day at Zipit, visit The Tour.
Toilets: Toilets are located on site.
Parking: €5 coins only.
You can also purchase a Coillte Access Card for unlimited access to any of the barrier controlled Coillte Forest Parks around the country for a one year period at a cost of €40. http://websales.coillte.ie/
Food and Drink: Our cabin shop sells a range of hot and cold drinks, crisps and chocolate bars.
How To Find Us
Directions to Farran Wood
Farran Park is conveniently located off the N22 Cork to Macroom Road and is 25 kilometres from Cork City.
Turn right in the village of Srelane at Dan Sheahan's Pub, signposted for Farran Forest Park and the National Rowing Centre.
Follow these signs to our location which is approximately 7 kilometres along the L2202 after the turn off from the N22 at Dan Sheahan's Pub.
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From UCC to Farran Wood €37 one way
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Address: Chapel Lane, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Number: 021 4877300
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Food, Drink and Accomodation
Play golf in one of the most beautiful settings Cork and Ireland has to offer, stay in the luxurious four star holiday homes or enjoy a warm welcome in the Lee Valley Bar & Restaurant - whatever your reason for visiting Lee Valley Golf & Country Club, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
Just a 5 minute drive from Zipit Farran.
Number: (021) 733 1721
Murphys Centra – Coachford
Address: Corner House, Coachford, Co. Cork
Number: 021 7334016
We would like to welcome you to Dan Sheahan's Bar and Restaurant, where we take great pride in our quality food all, drink and service. With over ten years’ experience in the Food and Drink Industry we know what you expect. We provide only the best quality Irish food at reasonable prices that will keep you going all day long!
Just a 9 minute drive from Zipit Farran.
Number: (021) 733 1659
Number: (021) 487 2412
Nestled in the heart of the Lee Valley, our Garden Restaurant and café offers a relaxed and casual experience, perfectly combining the traditional with the contemporary. Right on the banks of the river, you will find Griffins Garden Restaurant, a countryside haven for all food lovers with it's sunny aspect and warm, friendly service. The 'Spinning Wheel' Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty, gourmet meal or a quiet afternoon tea.
Just 13 minutes from Zipit Farran.
Number: (021) 733 4286
If you are looking for an authentic traditional Irish pub full of old world character look no further. This quaint pub, at the heart of Coachford village, is situated minutes from some of the finest fishing around and convenient to Cork sights making it a great base for Coarse fishing & Game Angling holidays on Inniscarra Lake and surrounding areas. Ideal also for walking and cycling holidays in the Lee Valley, being positioned perfectly for touring the many attractions of this scenic area of County Cork, Ireland.
Number: (021) 733 4023
The Rochestown Park Hotel offers elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, a leisure centre with pool and beauty salon, and a fine-dining restaurant, just 8 km from Cork and its airport.
Number: (021) 489 0800
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Number: (021) 733 4286
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