Technical difficulty   Moderate

Coordinates 372

Uploaded September 6, 2009

Recorded September 2009

538 f
62 f
14.94 mi

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near Glenroe, County Clare (Ireland)

On this loop around Mullaghmore (Burren National Park) you'll encounter nearly everything what the Burren limestone landscape has to offer: megalithic tombs, ring forts, endless stone walls, hidden green valleys, flowers among bare rock, wild goats, viewpoints, hills & lakes. The route is mostly on small paved roads except for 4kms on a "Green Road", an old cattle track. There are still cattle around, so from autumn to spring this part can be a bit muddy. This track is also a great day hike (around 20kms, allow 6-8 hrs) if you take the "Famine Road" and follow the red markers across Mullaghmore Mountain ('Mullaghmore Traverse'). More info on http://www.mullaghmore-burren.com. For accommodation look up http://www.clareireland.net
Parking bays
Parking Bays
  • Photo of Famine Road
Bare rocky track built in Irish Famine times. If you hike the track then turn off the (cycle) route here and follow the red markers across Mullaghmore Mountain (difficult terrain, use caution). This will bring you directly back to the Parking. (The route is about 5kms shorter then and you don't have to walk along the busy Corofin/Gort road)
  • Photo of View Point
The best viewpoint in the eastern Burren
  • Photo of Wedge Tomb
Just one of many wedge tombs in the area. Nearby is the unique ring fort of Cathair Comain, built on a cliff


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