My last attempt at the Cliffs coastal walk wasn’t particularly successful. When my friend Sarah told me she wanted an activity based reunion, I figured we’d give it another go.
I had learned my lesson and started in Doolin. We had great intentions of walking from Doolin to the cliffs and on to Liscannor, a mere 16km. After a few minutes, with both of us avid photographers, it became apparent that even 8km to the Cliffs was going to take a LONG time.
We were lucky that there were nearly any other people out walking and enjoyed the nicest walk with the most spectacular views.
Once we got closer to the Cliffs of Moher, the crowds are massive but the best of the walk was before that so we didn’t mind.
Luckily, there is a shuttle bus in operation and for 6 euro we got a lift back to Doolin. I would LOVE to do the 8km from the Cliffs to Liscannor as the views are supposed to be astounding so hopefully I can do that next time.
I’d recommend that you ask a local for the road to the start of the walk as it’s not brilliantly signposted. Once you’re on the path, you’re set.
I wanted to make use of the sunshine last week so I decided to head to the Cliffs and do the coastal walk. It all started off so well. I took the coast road from Ballyvaughan and the weather made the place look so good.
Eventually, I made it to the Cliffs. The cost of the car park for a student is just 4 euro. I arrived at about midday so there weren’t too many in the car park. The coastal walk is only 8km so I headed off with my phone, water, a few walking snacks and great intentions. I’ve never developed such an aversion to people as I did on the coastal walk. They are everywhere. I mean literally I couldn’t escape them. I had to line up to take my photos as every one and their friends were taking photos also. I thought that when I was over the “official” Cliffs of Moher part, it would all quieten down and be grand. No such luck. It was possibly the least enjoyable experience I’ve had in Co. Clare. i turned around after about 3km because I was getting so annoyed. Not to worry, next time, I’ll start on the other side and end at the Cliffs. I took some pictures that you can see below.