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Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
DoolinCo. Clare
Walking SightseeingNatural landscape
Embrace some of Ireland’s most outstanding coastal landscapes in breathtaking County Clare. This 16km cliff-edge trail simply spoils walkers with unrivalled views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands, Doolin and the roaring Atlantic itself.

The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk connects lively Liscannor and Doolin, via the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. A stunning linear route, it takes 4.5 hours to complete.

With a remote, exposed cliff-top path, this strenuous walk requires a high level of fitness. Challenging walkers with narrow, steep ascents and descents, flagstone steps, farm tracks, local and regional road; it can also be uneven underfoot.

This salt-aired trail starts/ends on road from the villages of Liscannor and Doolin, before moving onto protected paths at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. 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, the incredible sheer cliffs and the rich Clare landscape soon reward your efforts.

Afterwards, rest and relax in one of Liscannor or Doolin’s welcoming pubs and cafés.

Trail details
Type
linear
Grade
Strenuous
Length
16km
Estimated time
4 hours 30 minutes
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.
  • 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.
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