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Walking Routes

Burren Guided WalkSelf Guided

Black Head Loop
Black Head Loop

Black Head Loop Map

Trailhead: Fanore Beach Car Park, Fanore, Co. Clare
Services: Fanore (1km) and Ballyvaughan (14km)
Dist/Time: 26km / 5hr-6hrs
Difficulty: Hard
Terrain: Green roads, tracks and mountain paths
To Suit: Higher than average level of fitness
Min. Gear: Sturdy walking boots, waterproofs, rucksack, fluid, snacks, mobile phone

Download map: Black Head Loop Walk

Ballyvaughan Wood Loop
Ballyvaughan Wood Loop

Ballyvaughan Wood Loop Map

Trailhead: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Services: Ballyvaughan village
Dist/Time: 8kn / 2hrs-2hrs 30 mins
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Surfaced roadway, green roads, tracks, cross country
To suit: Medium level of fitness
Min Gear: Trekking Shoes, waterproofs, fluid, snacks, mobile phone

Download map Ballyvaughan Wood Loop

Caher Valley Loop
Caher Valley Loop

Caher Valley Loop Walk Map

Trailhead: Fanore Beach Carpark, Co. Clare
Services: Fanore, Co. Clare
Dist/Time: 14.5km/3-4hrs
Difficulty: Moderate
Terrain: Mix of minor roadways and green roads
To Suit: Medium level of fitness
Min. Gear: Sturdy walking boots, waterproofs, rucksack, fluid, snacks, mobile phone

Download map Caher Valley Loop Walk

Carron Loop Walk
Carron Loop Walk

Carron Loop Walk Map

Trailhead: Cassidy’s Pub, Carron Village, Co. Clare
Services: Carron, Corofin (12km), Ballyvaughan (15km), Co. Clare
Dist/Time: 9km/3-4hrs
Difficulty: Difficult
Terrain: Mix of minor roads, animal tracks and green lanes
To Suit: Higher than average levels of fitness
Min. Gear: Sturdy walking boots, waterproofs, rucksack, fluid, snacks, mobile phone

Download map Carron Loop Walk

Carron Turlough Loop
Carron Turlough Loop

Carron Turlough Loop Map

Trailhead: Opposite Cassidys Pub, Carran
Services: Services available seasonally at Carran, year round at Corrofin
Distance: 5Km
Time: 1-1.5hrs
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Short section of regional road, mostly minor country roads
To Suit: Medium levels of fitness, buggy friendly

Download map Carron Turlough Loop Walk

Burren National Park
Burren National Park

Burren National Park Map

Time: From 30mins to 3 hrs.
Terrain: Can be uneven and quite steep in places.
These trails are not wheelchair accessible.

Green Arrow Route (Nature Trail)

Grade: Moderate
Distance: 2km
Time: 40 mins
Climb: 20m

Orange Route (Knockaunroe Turlough)

Grade: Moderate
Distance: 1.3km
Time: 30 mins
Climb: 20m

Green Route (Mullaghmor Return)

Grade: Very Difficult Remote/Upland
Distance: 4.3km
Time: 2hrs 20mins
Climb: 140m

Blue Route (Mullaghmor Loop)

Grade: Very Difficult Remote/Upland
Distance: 5.5km
Time: 2hrs 30mins
Climb: 140m

Red Route (Mullaghmor Traverse)

Grade: Very Difficult Remote/Upland
Distance: 5km
Time: 2hrs 40mins
Climb: 140m

Brown Route (Slieve Carran)

Grade: Moderate
Distance: 2.5km
Time: 1hr 30mins
Climb: 30m

Yellow Route (Slieve Carran)

Grade: Moderate
Distance: 2km
Time: 1hr
Climb: 20m

Download map Burren National Park Walks

For further information please visit Burren National Park website

Burren Way
Burren Way

Burren Way Map

Distance: 123km
Estimated Time: 5 days. Each section represents approximately a full days walking (Lehinch-Doolin/ Doolin Ballyvaugan/ Ballyvaughan Carran/ Carran-Corrofin/ Carran Tubber).
Grade: Moderate to difficult
To Suit: Average fitness, casual walkers
Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking boots, waterproofs. Rucksack, fluid, snacks, mobile phone.
Terrain: The Way follows a mix of green road, pathway, minor roadway, and grassy/rocky track, with an initial steep climb out of the Caher Valley and steep descent to Feenagh Valley.
Trailheads: Lahinch, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Ballyvaghan, Carran, Corrofin and Tubber.

Trailhead 1 – Lahinch. Located on the coast, Lahinch is 3km west of Ennistymon on the N67.

Trailhead 2 – Doolin. Doolin village is located on the R479, off the N67, and 8km from the Cliffs of Moher.

Trailhead 3 – Lisdoonvarna. The town of Lisdoonvarna is located approximately 34km north of Ennis on the N67.

Trailhead 4 – Ballyvaughan. The village of Ballyvaughan is located on the N67 and is 39km from Ennis.

Trailhead 5 – Carran. The village of Carran is located between Ballyvaughan and Corrofin approximately 3km to the East of the R480.

Trailhead 6 – Corrofin. The village of Corrofin is located on the R476 between Ennis and Lisdoonvarna and is approximately 13km from Ennis.

Download map Burren Way

Dromore Wood Loop
Dromore Wood Loop
Dromore Wood Loop Map

6km Easy Ascent
35m Lane ways
lakeshore and wooded tracks

Download map Dromore Wood Loop Walk

Fanore to Ballyvaughan Trek
Fanore to Ballyvaughan Trek
Fanore to Ballyvaughan Trek

A walk that’s mostly off road between Fanore and Ballyvaughan taking you on the old famine road around Blackhead.

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Suitable for: High levels of fitness

Access: Green roads, minor roadways, woodland tracks

Download map Fanore to Ballyvaughan Trek

Ennistymon Historic Town Walk
Ennistymon Historic Town Walk

Guided Walks and Guided Foraging/Wild Walks

2019 Taste The Burren Events

Dont just visit The Burren, Taste it! The Burren Food Trail have put together over 30 themed food events for 2019, to which, pre-booking is necessary. Many other events and festivals are organised in the Burren region and details will be posted up shortly. We look forward to seeing you this year! These events focus, […]
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Burren Experience Guided Walks

Burren Experience Guided Walks Experience guided walks on Mullaghmore mountain – the sublimely beautiful heart of the Burren,  rich in heritage and natural beauty and famous for its flora and wildlife. Geological evolution over millions of years has arranged this landscape in such a way that today it is recognised as one of the most […]
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E-Whizz biking in the Burren

E-Whizz – Electric Bike Tours & Hire

E-whizz operates electric bike tours and hires electric and standard bikes. A fantastic selection of tours of County Clare and the Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland. Typical tour includes some of the most beautiful spots in Ireland (and some of its best kept secrets). We keep our groups small – maximum 8 people, to […]
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Irish Herbal Roots

Irish Herbal Roots

About your guide/host Lisa Guinan is a fully qualified and registered Naturopathic Herbalist with many years experience in teaching people about medicinal plants and how to use them for health. She recognises the peace that can be found by slowing down and spending some real time in Nature. She brings this stillness into her work […]
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Coisceim Anama Walk

Walk with Pius

Walk With Pius in the Burren, on the Aran Islands and on Inishcealtra.   Unique guided walks with local guide Pius Murray.   The guided walks enable the visitor to connect with the landscape, view limestone paving, visit archaeological and sacred sites and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of County Clare, Ireland.   Exploration of the […]
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Wild Kitchen

Wild Kitchen, a house and garden 5 mins. from the Wild Atlantic Way, our base from which we guide wild food walks on land and seashore, locally and in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. Wild Food is local, seasonal, nutritious, FREE, and beneficial to human health. Our walks include plant identification, what’s in […]
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Flora in The Burren

Flora The Burren region is internationally famous for its limestone landscape and flora. The views of the limestone pavement being punctuated by bursts of vividly coloured flora are abundant in the spring. In a landscape were Arctic and Alpine flowers grow surprisingly alongside Mediterranean species and where something is always in bloom you would be […]
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Archaeology, Built Heritage and Pilgrimage

Take a journey deep into the past, uncover the secrets of the Poulnabrone – the iconic dolmen dating back to 3600 BC, trace the path walked by an ancient civilisation at Caherconnell Stone Fort – a beautifully preserved 1000 year old Fort. Described as a ‘vast memorial to bygone cultures’ the Burren is one of […]
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