Doolin to Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre- 2.5 to 3 hours (8 km)
Doolin to Hags Head- 4 to 5 hours (13 km)
Doolin to Liscannor- 5 to 6 hours (20 km)
Map of Walking Trails HERE
In June of 2013 the 20km Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk was officially opened. The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walking Trail starts from the village of Doolin and finishes in Liscannor. The trail takes its travelers on a breath-taking journey over the Cliffs of Moher and Hags Head with stunning views of the Aran Islands, Aill na Searrach, and Galway Bay.
Parts of the trail are on protected paths in and around the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, but it also consists of very remote and challenging sections where there are no barriers, handrails, or fences. As one may expect when walking along the Wild Atlantic Way the trails may be rough and uneven in places. With loose stone and narrow flagstone steps, walkers should take extra care in these areas. The trails are geared towards more advanced walkers who are able to adapt to sudden changes in weather or other adverse conditions along the way.
The walk officially begins from the Doolin Community Centre, or we may recommend from O’Connor’s Pub on Fisher Street. O’Connor’s is situated just below the green hills that start the rise to the Cliffs of Moher and there is parking available here.
For those who are a bit pressed for time we may also recommend walking from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre, and then taking the bus back to Doolin. Bus route number 350 is the local bus of which you can find the timetable HERE.
1. Keep to the official path, away from cliff edges and overhangs.
2. Always supervise children, especially near cliff edges.
3. Walking surfaces can vary considerably with the weather. Always wear strong footwear with a good grip and ankle support.
4. Wear or carry warm and waterproof clothing, SPF/sunscreen, fluid, snack and mobile phone.
5. Be aware that weather conditions can change suddenly. Strong onshore wind can suddenly change to off-shore as the wind eddies on the higher sections of the cliff. Heavy fog is common and results in extremely poor visibility.
6. Apply the principles of Leave No Trace by being well prepared for your walk, following trail notices, taking home your rubbish and minimizing your impact on the environment
If you’re looking for a guide we can recommend Pat Sweeney. Pat knows the local history and trails inside and out as the trail passes through his land. Pat’s walk departs from O’Connor’s pub on Fisher Street, Doolin, at 10am (April to October). For November to March contact Pat directly on 0868229913 or visit www.doolincliffwalk.com.