Walk through the beautiful irish countryside along some rural roads and past farms. You will have a nice view over the Aran Islands and the Burren!
It's time to leave the beautiful music capital of Doolin behind. You start at the Tourist Information Office and your route goes through the village again, passing some craft stores and pubs. You leave the village with a steep ascent up into the countryside of County Clare. Most of the time you will be walking on quiet tarmac roads passing some farms, fields and houses. Later on, the road turns into a gravel path when you walk through the Burren, a landscape full of rocks and fields but you won't find trees here. What you will find are nice views over the Aran Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. You will finish your walk with a descent down to the tiny hamlet of Fanore.
Enjoy the nice walk through the countryside of County Clare. You can find some nice places where you will have really lovely views over the Aran Islands and you can also see the views back to Doolin.
You should definitely try the fish & chips in the O’Donohue’s Pub when you arrive in Fanore. If the weather is nice, you can walk along the beach of Fanore.
Beware of passing cars as you are walking on tarmac roads most of the time.
Tips, hints and links
Bus Stop for Eireann Bus. In Doolin and Fanore you can find a bus stop. If you don't feel comfortable to walk the whole route you can use the bus. See the Timetable for Bus No. 350 - http://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/1477574876-350.pdf
When you leave Doolin, you can buy some water and snacks in the Doolin Inn. In Fanore you can find a shop in front of the pub where you can get some drinks and food for the next day. You can also ask for lunch packages in your accommodation as the people in Fanore are really friendly and helpful.
If the weather is nice and sunny take a sun hat and sun cream with you. Ensure that you have enough water with you as there are no shops on your way to Fanore. Take waterproof rain jacket and trousers/pants with you just in case. Almost the whole way you will walk on tarmac roads so comfortable walking shoes are recommended but no boots are necessary.