Although I've posted this route as a "half day route in the Burren", you could make it last a day if you stop at Fanore beach, spend a while in Ballyvaughan village, and visit Aillwee Cave. Are you aware that Burren Birds of Prey is based at Aillwee? It's a marvellous centre that concentrates on education and conservation. We usually spend half a day at Aillwee and Birds of Prey:
and here is a list of my favourite places in the Burren:
You'll be spoilt for choice for hikes in this area; you'll find trails on this site:
and I did this one which starts at Fanore:
These are all great responses and I appreciate each and every bit of information.
Great link Longhorn!
@ Longhorn, I too like what I see in the Baher Valley Loop Walk.
The Black Head Loop looks great too, and a more difficult and longer hike. Have you done the Black Head?
I was thinking when the time comes, we'll choose one of these two options.
Tony Kirby does really great walking tours of the Burren daily except Monday. The tour starts at the Kilfenora centre, costs €20 under 16 free, well worth every cent. Tony is a mine of information and makes the tour interesting with poetry and great stories as well as facts and information about the area you wouldn't read in a month of research. I fully recommend it! Una from Luxembourg.
The Blackhead walk can be shortened from an eight hour trek to a 4-5 hour trek by cutting down the Caher Valley road.horoughly recommended by everyone I know who has walked this route.Beautiful views over Galway Bay towards Connemara and fascinating limestone pavement.Good hiking shoes are needed as parts of it are muddy and the rocks can be slippy if it rains.