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Ennis, County Clare Map
9 days ago

Nice flat forest trail. Did a 6.5km loop, in an 75 mins. Brisk walk. nice lake views in parts but for the most part a forest trail. It's all about the sounds rather then scenery. enjoyable evening or morning walk.

10 days ago

Great variety of landscape and canal section has interesting industrial archeology. Unfortunately many info boards have been vandalized. On leaving Clonara turn right thro gate to walk along hydro spillway embankment if going on loop clockwise.

11 days ago

Beautiful trail!

12 days ago

on Ballycuggeran Loop

13 days ago

Depending upon direction of travel this can be a climb in places but worth it for the sublime views. Ever changing countryside and forestry, very enjoyable. Excellent parking and toilets.

Well worth doing. Beautiful views and an easy walk. Picnic area at start/finish.

beautiful hike. Definitely follow Kevin's instructions below regarding parking. takes about 2hours.

WICKED AWESOME TRAIL!! Right along the Cliffs of Moher. Be careful as parts of the trail are a bit unstable. Nothing else like it.

2 months ago

Views were nice, however, we had to turn back halfway, as there was no way forward.

Very easy walk, live locally so do this regularly. plenty of bird life along the way, suitable for children also.

Just finished walk in 2 hours. Parked outside O'Mearas shop in Flagmount which is on the loop. Walked north for about 1km and turned left at entrance to "White Sands'. The road sign for Cahermurphy forest has been knocked down. Follow orange arrow markers for the loop.

Note that the visitor center portion to Doolin was closed today. For how long ? It should be checked ..

Magic trail...

trail running
9 months ago

Easy to find, good parking & kid friendly. Plenty of off-trail options also. Great views of the lake.

trail running
9 months ago

Easy to find, good parking & kid friendly. Plenty of off-trail options also. Great views of the lake.

Trail is mostly on narrow roads.

9 months ago

Lovely walk, easy walking,lovely views.

One of the hidden gems! Bring a bite to eat and take in the views. it's like walking in Galicia.

Beautiful up until you get to the tower and the tourists are everywhere!

trail running
10 months ago

Mix of grass & stone trail with lovely views of the river Shannon, hydro electric canal and disused navigation canals. Relaxing, easy, flat trail with refreshments in Clonlara!

trail running
10 months ago

Flat easy to navigate trail, part grass, part stone trail with panoramic views of the Weir at the start of the Ardnacrusha electricity generation system (8 km closer to Limerick along the canal). Very relaxing.

beautiful walkway. I can't wait to come back another time

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Just day hiked Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher and back. Was an amazing trek, from fields to examining the beautiful Atlantic coast along the way made it very scenic. Also you get to feel like you’re “rising” with the cliffs as you gain elevation into the park (free admission). TIP: you will notice a divergent trail “off the beaten path” about 1-1.5 miles in. It allows you to walk right along the cliff all the way to Moher, very very cool!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This amazing walk can’t be beat. Could do this every day.

Friday, July 28, 2017

One of my top 10 hikes of all time. Have Patrick Sweeney give you tour/hike since he mostly built trail (Doolin cliff walks).

Thursday, July 20, 2017

great spot...great views and nice challenging walk and ideal for kids...took about 2 hours with kids

Monday, July 10, 2017

It's simply beautiful

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fantastic views of Lough Derghill

Friday, October 28, 2016

This walk cannot be completed in full anymore. There is a sign at the trailhead saying that the loop is 'closed' and, indeed, about halfway through a farmer has blocked the section of trail that runs through his land. (Oct. 2016)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

lovely views of the cliffs, I did it in reverse. the trail is very busy near the O Briens tower but almost deserted after a kilometer. its very muddy in spits

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