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Black Head Loop
Black Head Loop
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
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
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
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
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
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.