Long Distance Way Marked Ways

Long Distance Way Marked Ways

The Burren Way


Burren National Park
Republic of Ireland


The Burren Way is a 123km linear walking trail which brings you inland from Lahinch on the Western side of the Burren to Doolin on the coast and via the town of Lisdoonvarna on to Ballyvaughan to the north. It then crosses the heartland of the Burren through the villages of Carran, and Corrofin on the eastern side of the Burren. The Way follows a mix of mainly Green Roads, pathway, old roadway and minor roads. Just south of Corrofin the route links with the Mid Clare Way and forms an attractive loop walk on the eastern side of the Burren.

Directions to the Burren Way Trailheads

The Burren Way is best accessed at one of six key trailheads, which provide information map boards and car parking. These are located reasonably close to other services and facilities, such as shops, accommodation, restaurants and public transport. The trailheads are located as follows:

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.

  • National Trails Office


Estimated Time

5 days. Each section represents approximately a full days walking (Lehinch-Doolin/ Doolin Ballyvaugan/ Ballyvaughan Carran/ Carran-Corrofin/ Carran Tubber).


Moderate to difficult

Minimum Gear

Sturdy walking boots, waterproofs. Rucksack, fluid, snacks, mobile phone.


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.


Lahinch, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Ballyvaghan, Carran, Corrofin and Tubber.

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