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Walking trail to the Cliffs Of Moher

The spectacular coastal walking trail linking the village of Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher and on to Hags Head and Liscannor starts right outside Sea View House. The full trail from Doolin to Liscannor is 18 km long but the section from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher is 8km long and takes about 2 hrs each way.

This walk is a much better alternative to just driving to the visitors centre at the Cliffs Of Moher which is about 5km from Sea View House. The trail starts on the road here in Doolin which leads into a gravel track which for the most part is a remote,trail, with no barriers, handrails or seaward fencing until you get to the and protected paths at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. The Cliffs of Moher reach their maximum height of 214 metres just before O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, 8 km from Doolin.

Please be aware that the trail may be rough and uneven in places with loose gravel and stone and requires an ability to adapt to sudden and possibly extreme changes in weather and a level of physical ability to undertake a demanding length of walk in adverse conditions.
Download the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk - Map

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Geologically, they consist mainly of beds of Namurian shale and sandstone, with the oldest rocks being found at the bottom of the cliffs. There are an estimated 30,000 birds living on the cliffs, representing more than 20 species. These include Atlantic Puffins, which live in large colonies at isolated parts of the cliffs and on the small Goat Island. Also present are hawks, gulls, guillemots, shags, ravens and chough. In spring you will see thousands of birds nesting on the cliff face's.

Guided Walk From Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher

 

Doolin Cliff Walk

Local farmer Pat Sweeney has decided to share his local knowledge with visitors to Doolin by offering Guided Walks from Doolin along the new path to the Cliffs of Moher.

The path brings you up close with the natural habitats of the sea birds nesting along the rugged coastline where the Cliffs of Moher meet the Atlantic ocean. There are an estimated 30,000 birds living on the cliffs, representing more than 20 different species. The area was designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for Birds under the EU Birds Directive in 1986 and as a Refuge for Fauna in 1988.

Starting the walk outside O’Connors Pub, just across the Bridge from Sea View House, Pat gives a unique local insight into the Cliffs themselves, whilst taking in the spectacular views across Galway Bay and the local landscape.
Pat can be contacted on 086 8229913.

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From Sea View House to the Cliffs of Moher takes just under two hours using the new walkway. Allow about three hours to walk all the way to Hags head.

 

 

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