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Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
Liscannor, Co. Clare
Free to visit
Embrace some of Ireland’s outstanding coastal landscapes in breathtaking County Clare. The Cliffs of Moher Coastal walk is a 20km cliff edge trail spoiling walkers with views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands, Doolin and the roaring Atlantic.

The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk connects lively Liscannor and Doolin, via the Cliffs of Moher Experience. It's a linear route and takes 4.5 hours to complete.

With an exposed cliff top path, this strenuous walk requires a high level of fitness and challenges walkers with narrow, steep ascents and descents, flagstone steps, farm tracks, local and regional roads.

There is a risk of landslides and walkers are asked to stay on the paved site, avoiding the coastal path. Areas of risk can change over time so they may not always be signposted.

This salt aired trail starts and ends at the villages of Liscannor and Doolin, before moving onto protected paths at the Cliffs of Moher Experience. It then steps up a gear, as the trail becomes more isolated and demanding, with no barriers, handrails, or seaward fencing.

Ideal for the seasoned walker, the Atlantic seascapes and the incredible cliffs soon reward your efforts. Afterwards, rest and relax in one of the nearby welcoming cafés.

Appropriate clothing and footwear is required.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Cliffs of Moher
Dogs allowed:
    Time:4.5 hours
    Nearest town start:Liscannor
    Start point:Moher Sport Field
    Finish point:Doolin Community Centre
    Waymarking:Blue arrow on white background
Why we like it
  • Take your pick of this trail’s endless views. From the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, to Liscannor and Hags Head in the south and on to Doolin further north.
Tips from locals

Watch out for a wave much sought-after by surfers known as Aileen’s. It crashes against the base of Aill na Searrach (Foals’ Leap), the first headland of the Cliffs of Moher - creating world-class swells that can reach 30 feet.

Contact details
Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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