The Life and Learning walk lies to the West of the city. This walking route highlights the historic record of life in Cork from early times to modern day, the industrial heritage of the city as well as highlighting the renowned seat of learning, which is UCC. This walk begins in the leafy grounds of University College Cork. Stroll leisurely around the Main Quadrangle, Honan Chapel and the Glucksman before visiting the City Public Museum and the converted Victorian waterworks, which is now the Life Time Lab.
Blackrock Castle Observatory is easily accessible by bus or car or a brisk half hour walk along the beautiful Marina Walk. Fota House lies to the east of the city; the magnificent house and gardens are well worth a visit.