Walking Routes

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Self 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


Burren Guided Walk

Guided Walks

Guided Foraging/Wild Walks