DAY 1: Arrival in Lahinch
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Lahinch.
DAY 2: Lahinch to Doolin
Distance 28km • Approximate Walking Time 6 - 8 hours • Ascent (↑) 200m
Your walking tour starts with a relaxing stroll down the beach at Lahinch. The trail then leads around Liscannor Bay and up to the southern end of the world famous Cliffs of Moher. From here, you have breath-taking views of the cliffs rising vertically more than 200m from the sea. For the next 10km you will follow one of the most spectacular cliff paths in Europe until you come to the small village of Doolin, renowned for live Irish music.
DAY 3: Doolin to Fanore
18km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 250m
You have the opportunity to visit Doolin Cave and the Great Stalactite before making your way through the quiet farm lands near Lisdoonvarna. After a gentle climb up the side of Slieve Elva, you can enjoy great views of the Atlantic coast and towards the Aran Islands. You’ll end this day near the beautiful beach of Fanore.
DAY 4: Fanore to Ballyvaughan
21/26km • 5 - 7 hours • (↑) 250m
An ancient ‘Green Road’ brings you to lonely Black Head with splendid views over Galway Bay.
The route continues on a narrow trail along cliffs before it joins an old Mass Path, leading into the fertile Gleninagh Valley. After passing the 16th century Newtown Castle you cross through fields and woodland before arriving in Ballyvaughan, your stop for the night.
DAY 5: Ballyvaughan to Carran
24km • 5 - 7 hours • (↑) 350m
After retracing your steps to the Gleninagh Valley there is a lot to see today! After crossing through a mystical limestone landscape, you’ll suddenly find yourself in an Irish bog! But don’t fear, you will soon be walking between stone walled fields and passing ancient celtic monuments. You’ll also have the chance to visit sheep dog demonstrations and a 6,000 year old dolmen before making your way to your B&B near the largest seasonal lake in north-west Europe.
DAY 6: Carran to Corofin
26km • 5 - 7 hours • (↑) 200m
After a visit to a romantic hidden chapel you will soon be surrounded by wilderness on this remotest part of our Burren Tours. The trail then takes you above the Castletown River and onwards past spectacular ringforts and magical portal tombs – through enchanted woodlands and around the beautiful Inchiquin Lough, before arriving at Corofin.
DAY 7: Departure from Corofin
There is a regular bus service from Corofin to Ennis and from there to Dublin, Limerick and Shannon. Full details provided upon booking.