Beautiful coastal path along the impressive cliffs of Moher with outstanding views.
From July, 2020 this is a re-route as walking on the cliffs after the Cliffs of Moher Visitor's centre to Doolin is dangerous. Work is being done on the cliffs to make it safe but this is ongoing and with the Covid-19 situation is taking longer to complete than originally thought.
The re-route takes you away from the cliff edge. You need to walk on the main road for approximately 3km. Since there are not as many visitors as usual because of Covid-19 travel restrictions the road should not be too busy and there are no blind curves. This is the only other option for walking to Doolin, avoiding the cliffs.
Safety informationBe careful, pay close attention to your footing and do not go to close to the edge of the cliffs. If it's windy it would be better to stay on the optional path behind the fence. When you are walking on the tarmac roads, there are no pavements, so be careful with the traffic and walk on the opposite side of the road. Take particular care when walking along the main road.
Tips and hints
There is a Bus Stop for Eireann Bus in Liscannor, Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center and Doolin. If you don't feel comfortable to walk the whole route you can use the bus for skipping some parts. See the timetable for Bus No. 350. http://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/1477574876-350.pdf
In Liscannor there is a bakery and a gas station where you can buy some snacks and drinks for the walk. Please note that there is no supermarket
Point of Interest:
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center
During your walk you will pass the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center. Here you can find a toilet and opportunities to buy some snacks and drinks.
One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.
With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit - Lonely Planet
EquipmentIf the weather is nice don't forget your sun cream and sun hut. Even though this is Ireland you can still get burnt! Take your rainproof jacket and trousers/pants with you as the weather can change in a heart beat. As you are not walking on difficult terrain we would reccommend wearing some comfortable walking shoes, but walking boots are not necessary.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.