Walking the Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most well-known treasures. It’s only to be expected that people want to view these amazing cliffs from as many angles as possible. The Cliffs of Moher Coastal walk was opened in 2013. For walking enthusiast everywhere this is a dream walking trail.
The walk along the Cliffs of Moher can range from easy to difficult. The walk will take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours along the amazing coastal pathway from Liscannor or Hags Head, past the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, and finally finishing in Doolin to the north. Most parts of the walking path are flat with a very small rise in places. If you are like most you will want to make plenty of stops along the way to take photos and take in the amazing views before you. Along the way, you will see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, Aill na Searrach, the birds on the Great Sea Stack, and the Wild Atlantic Ocean below.
You have a few options for walking this route. You can do the entire coastline or essentially walk half.
1. Walk from the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to Doolin Village (8 km/2.5-3 hours)
2. Walk from Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to Hags Head, Liscannor (5km/ 1-2 hours)
3. Walk from Doolin to Hags Head (Liscannor) (13km/3.5-5 hours)
All options provide stunning views so you can’t really go wrong. It is not recommended to embark on this walk in poor weather conditions. The path is situated along the Cliffs edge and walkers are warned not to approach the edge. The path is exposed so it is also recommended to supervise children at all time, but not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Dogs are not permitted on the coastal walk.