- Name Burren Way
- Length of trail 114 km, 71 miles
- Length in days 5 days
- Start of trail Lahinch
- End of trail Corrofin
- Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail
The Burren is a karst region in the west of Ireland, county Clare. The karst of this area is formed as the result of limestone deposits and recent glaciation. The white naked rocks full of cracks and fissures, hosting many rare plant species, offer a special walking experience.
The Burren Way only partly ventures on these rocks, because the area where the rocks lay bare on the surface is rather small.
A second highlight of this path are the spectacular coastal cliffs rising to over 200 meters. The many tourists attracted to this natural phenomenon, the Cliffs of Moher, only visit a stretch of a few hundred meters or so. Between cliffs and karst the path crosses a pleasant green farming area, with small villages, typical Irish.
The trail is easy. There are B&B's and hotels. The trail is marked and documented. A drawback can be that it mostly follows local roads, as is often the case with Irish trails.
- Also available from:
- Stanfords, United Kingdom
- De Zwerver, Netherlands
- The Burren & the Aran Islands: A Walking Guide
- The Burren and the Aran Islands, with their unique combination of flora, fauna and landscape, are explored by large numbers of walkers annually. This revised guide to the best walking routes in the region has clear descriptions and additional information to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of the place. From the rugged interior to spectacular... Read more
- Wandelgids The Burren & the Aran Islands | Collins