Cliffs of Moher Walk & Trail, Doolin Cliff Walk | Official Site

Part of the beauty of the Cliffs of Moher is that they are the gateway to many more places of interest, beauty, wonder and historical importance in Clare, so be sure to leave enough time to explore. The people of Clare are only too happy to open their doors and hearts to you. To help pick the best time to visit that suits you, take a look at our monthly hours.

Cliffs of Moher Walk & Trail

Coastal Walk North

The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk connects lively Liscannor and Doolin, via the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience a linear route of 20km, it takes 4.5 hours to complete. The Cliffs of Moher to Doolin walk section brings you to Doolin village and back.

This is a stunningly beautiful trail of medium to high difficulty that is suitable for a wide range of people and is a great way of spending a morning and is about 8km distance or 2 hours each way.

Be aware that weather conditions can change suddenly, strong onshore wind can suddenly change to off-shore as the wind eddies on the higher sections of the cliff. Heavy fog is common and results in extremely poor visibility. The terrain is exposed clifftop path, narrow and steep ascents, flagstone steps, farm tracks, local and regional roads. Ask our guides for advice if needed.

If you decide to take the walk – please apply the principles of Leave no Trace and The Burren Code by being well prepared for your walk, following trail notices, taking home your rubbish and minimizing the impact on the environment.

Coastal Walk South

Leaving the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience southwards, the walk from the Cliffs of Moher to Hags Head is not too difficult, as most of the trail is relatively flat. It is 5.6km in length and will take approximately 1.5-2 hours.

The path has recently been upgraded, however after 1km the terrain becomes rough and uneven in places. The walk is exposed to the elements so wind can make the Coastal Walk more challenging. Appropriate clothing and footwear is required. The scenery on the southern section between the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre and Hags Head (Kilconnel) is expressive and serene.

Make sure to take a moment to turn and look back when you progress on your adventure, the views are quite dramatic. The cliffs are so tall, their vertical edge making a sheer drop into the ocean. It is wild, rugged Ireland at its best!

A stone wall and a gate will lead to a rural road which brings the journey to an end.

We would like to remind you that the coastal trail is unsuitable for children and dogs. Fatalities have and can occur when visitors do not heed these warnings.

Access to emergency services is challenging and casualties on the trail must wait for help.

New signage has been erected at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience boundaries at the start of the coastal trail. We hope this will better inform visitors of the dangers of walking the trail, especially close to the Cliff edge.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and please ensure your own safety by staying within the official Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience site.

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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