Monday, 23 June 2014 13:02


There are endless places to walk around Doolin. From the doorstep of the hostel are several routes raging in duration from half an hour to a full day's excursion.

A lovely stroll down the back lane will take you to the coast and the beginning of the Burren, or you could choose to walk along the Cliffs to the cliffs of moher visitor's centre. By bicycle or car you can easily reach walks that access archaeological and natural sites of interest. Scrambling the hill behind Black Head on the coastal route to Ballyvaughan, you can find wild goats and ancient ring forts. The stark, wild landscape found when walking around the seasonal lakes at the foot of Mullaghmore can offer almost a mystical experience. The more adventuresome may choose to find a route to the top of the mountain! Don't miss the scenic walking route from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher, a truely memorable experience!

While most walking around Doolin and the Burren is not technically difficult, the landscape is rugged and rocky. This, coupled with the fact that there are few marked paths, means that walkers should be prepared with proper footgear and dress for the ever-changing weather.