June 18, 2013

Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk

Over the years we can't tell you how many times someone has arrived into our office on Doolin Pier asking how they get to the Cliffs of Moher trail. From the pier this was not something easily explained. However when they did manage to find the trail and the conditions were right, they were well rewarded. Hours later they would stumble back into us with big smiles (and usually very wet boots) on their faces.

The Official opening of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk took place yesterday opened by Mayor of Clare, Councillor Pat Daly. The 12k coastal walk connects Liscannor (Hags Head), The Cliffs of Moher, and the village of Doolin. This walk is also included as part of the increasingly popular Burren Way. Needless to say the views along this walk of The Aran Islands and surrounding Galway Bay are simply stunning.

Walkers who wish to attempt this trail should be well prepared and have a relatively good level of fitness. Most portions of the walk are not supervised so be sure to take all precautions. Perhaps most importantly make sure the weather conditions are also on your side. 

See Irish Trails for the trail difficulty levels and route map. If you would like a guided walk to the Cliffs of Moher you can try Doolin Cliff Walks with local Dooliner Pat Sweeny.

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