Zipit Farran Park 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.
Farran Forest Park has ample car parking, toilets, and a playground. Other notable features include a wildlife enclosure and a large duck pond. The 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. The duck pond is home to duck species such as 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 Park 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.
Toilets are located on site.
€5 contactless card only. No cash accepted.
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.
Magnets used in our safety mechanisms at Zipit Farran 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.