Kinvara Walks will take you on a guided walk that captures the unique and beautiful landscape of the Burren, one of Ireland’s six National Parks. The Burren, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is an area of exposed broken limestone pavement covering an area of 250km² which formed 250 million years ago as the floor of a shallow tropical sea near the Equator. Today, sitting on Ireland’s west coast, the landscape looks barren, with exposed limestone pavement, but hiding in the cracks and in various habitats is the most wonderful array of flora in Ireland.
The experienced Kinvara Walks guide will show you the wildflowers (Artic & Mediterranean growing side by side) and other flora that the Burren is famed for. The leader will also explain the geology of the Burren and its formation in that tropical ocean. The guided walks will explore how both man and nature has shaped the Burren, and created the limestone landscape that you see today.
Kinvara is a beautiful seaside village on the shores of Galway Bay, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Kinvara village is the gateway to the Burren from Galway. The scheduled walks, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, offer visitors staying in Galway City, or the Galway/Clare region, an opportunity to walk and hike with an expert guide. The walks are timed to allow easy access for those holidaying in Galway City and the surrounding areas.
If you are holidaying in the west of Ireland or are travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way, be sure to include a walk on the Burren in your itinerary. You will enjoy this spectacular and unique landscape – and Kinvara Walks guides can make your visit much more meaningful and insightful if you choose to take a Burren Walk with them.