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The Doolin Cliff Walk Experience

To walk with the creator of the Cliffs of Moher Trail

The cliff walk begins each morning at 10am in Fisherstreet, Doolin outside The Coffee Dock at Doolin Inn. From there we start along the road towards Doonagore Castle. After approximately 1/2km you will leave the road and begin the walking trail along the Cliffs of Moher. You will see the gradual rise of the cliffs in the distance ahead, Doonagore Castle to your left on a raised setting overlooking the bay and, depending on the weather, the waves of the Atlantic crashing below at the base of the cliffs.

The walk is along a gravel path with flagstone steps cut out of the terrain to cross the drains and streams and on the steeper inclines. The trail is not a difficult walk, it requires a basic level of fitness and a good head for heights.

Along your way you will cross the lands of many local farmers, where Pat will tell of how these lands have been farmed through the generations, each handed down from father to son and to grandson. Learn the history of the area and about the rural lifestyle enjoyed by the local people of Doolin with the amazing views of lush green grass, rocky cliffs and varying shades of sea and sky.

You will walk along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level, where views of the Dingle Peninsula and Loop Head in the South, the Aran Islands to the West with the Twelve Pins and mountains of Connemara to the North can be seen on a clear day. O'Briens Tower is near the highest point and serves as an excellent viewing platform, as has been the case for hundreds of years.

The walk ends at Guerins Path at approximitely 2pm. This is near the highest point along the cliffs where a bus or taxi awaits to bring you back to the start point of the walk.

O'Briens Tower

You will need:

  • A sense of adventure
  • A reasonable level of fitness
  • A light snack and some water
  • A rain jacket (just in case)
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Suncream and a hat (you never know)
  • Camera for the amazing views

A good breakfast before the walk is recommended and available at a number of locations on Fisher Street including at Doolin Inn.

We regret that the walk is not considered suitable for children under the age of ten. In deference to wildlife and landowners, all dogs must be on a leash. Walkers are asked to adhere to the "Country Code" and "Leave no trace" of their visit. In the event of severe weather difficulties, the walk may need to be postponed or cancelled.

The walk fee is €25* per person. Reduced rates are available for groups.

* Fee includes taxi from the end of the Cliff Walk Tour back to the start location in Doolin.

Parking Locations

  • Parking available at the Coastal Walk Trail Head at the Micho Russell Community Centre in Doolin (Approx 1.5km to starting point of the walk)

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