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The Burren Way
Skirting the County Clare coastline before moving inland across the Burren’s expanse of limestone and pretty villages, The Burren Way is an exceptional 114km trail that treats walkers at every turn.

Stretching from coastal Lahinch across the beautiful Burren to the riverside village of Corofin, this linear route takes five days to complete.

The terrain is a moderate mix of green roads, quiet tarmac roads, forestry tracks and ancient cattle droving roads. Some sections do encounter busy roads and some short steep climbs also occur on the trail, which ascends 540m in total.

En route you’ll embrace the Wild Atlantic Way’s rugged charm along the Lahinch and Doolin coastlines. Inland, you’ll skirt Slieve Elva, admire wildflowers sprouting from limestone crevices and spot early Christian churches ruins too.

Towns like Lisdoonvarna and Ballyvaughan guide you across the Clare landscape before you traverse right into the Burren heartland through the villages of Carran and Corofin.

Boasting incredible expanses of coastal, mountain and limestone landscape, at the route’s six trailheads you’ll find warm welcomes and lots of dining options.

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Trail details
Type
Linear trail
Grade
Moderate trail
Length
114km
Estimated time
5 days
Why we like it
  •  The renowned Cliffs of Moher are just 8km from The Burren Way’s Doolin trailhead. Some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, the views over the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and the Atlantic itself, are sensational.
Contact details
Burren National Park,Burren,Co Clare
More to discover
Family funBurren Farm Experience

The Burren Farm Experience gives bespoke guided tours within the magnificent surroundings of the Burren National Park. The Burren is part of a UNESCO Global Geopark and is a Special Area of Conservation in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland.

History and heritageWalk with Pius

On a Walk with Pius you will join local guide Pius Murray in County Clare for a guided walk in the Burren or on Inisheer Island. These guided walks are immersive, spiritual experiences that enable you to connect with the breathtaking landscape, view unusual limestone paving and visit archaeological and sacred sites.

Free things to doBallyvaughan Wood Loop

Admire County Clare’s famed limestone landscape on this pleasant 8km loop that crosses valley and woodland. Starting at the seaside village of Ballyvaughan, the route passes close to Aillwee Cave, the best known of the Burren’s many ancient geological sites.

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