Walking, Hiking and Cycling in the West of Ireland

Walking & Hiking

The most enjoyable and scenic walks lead along the beaches and the cliffs of our coastline. Recommended Walks include 2 National loop walks (8 and 20kms) and the Tullaher Bog Trail starting in Doonbeg village, and the Slí na Sláinte Walks (signposted, in several Clare villages). If you like it less spectacular enjoy walking along quietback country roads or on forest walks on the hills between Cree and Kilmaley (scenic route); in Kilrush's Vandeleur Garden and in the Dromore woods close to Ennis. For the hiking enthusiast well organised scenic country routes are established throughout Clare:

    Hiking in the Burren
  • The Burren way
    from Lahinch via the Cliffs of Moher Walk to Doolin and further on to Ballyvaughan with an extension to the Burren National Park over the lunar landscape of the Burren
  • the Mid Clare Way
    a 140 km walking route, linking to the East Clare Way at Tulla
  • The Lough Derg Way
    50 km along the banks of the River Shannon, starting from Limerick

Walking Ireland

Walking on Loop Head Peninsula

The Long Way Round provide guided walking tours of the breathtaking Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare. A list of scheduled and private walks available through our website

Burren Walks

The Burren Experience

Heritage, nature and spiritual walks in the Burren National Park [more...]

The Cliffs of Moher Walk

Cliffs of Moher Walk The newly constructed 12km coastal path takes walkers from Hags Head outside Liscannor Village along by the iconic Cliffs Of Moher and into the village of Doolin. Trailheads with mapboards and designated parking for walkers are located at Moher Sports Field outside Liscannor village, Doolin Community centre outside Doolin village, and at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.

Tom Dowling's Cab service provides transport between the trailheads. [more..]

A map of the walk as well as additional information can be found here.

Cycling

Cycling in West Clare

The best way to get around our region is by bicycle ! Quiet traffic-free side roads and country lanes allow you plenty of perspectives for a deeper insight into the beauty of the country and its people!
Marked cycle routes include:

Download the Information map from the Shannon Tourism website - here

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