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tigin

Distance

14.94 mi

Elevation gain

1,030 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

1,043 ft

Max elevation

538 ft

Trailrank

34

Min elevation

62 ft

Trail type

Loop

Coordinates

372

Uploaded

September 6, 2009

Recorded

September 2009

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538 ft
62 ft
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
Car park

Burren NP Parking 1

Parking bays
Car park

Burren NP Parking 2

Parking Bays
Hiking

Famine Road

  • 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)
Panorama

View Point

  • Photo of View Point
The best viewpoint in the eastern Burren
Archaeological site

Wedge Tomb

  • 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

2 comments

  • PAYE Anne Jul 15, 2019

    Très très beau parcours ! Magnifiques paysages au cœur du Burren. Merci !

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    tigin Jul 15, 2019

    Thank you for your comment Anne! Glad you enjoyed it!

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