Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk

Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk

The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk is is a challenging, remote and exposed cliff top path which requires high levels of fitness. It is narrow walk / trek with steep ascents, flagstone steps, farm tracks and local and regional road. The views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher and the hinterland are stunningly spectacular.

The distance from Moher Sports Field to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre is 6km.  While the distance from the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to Doolin Community Centre is 8km.

Start/Finish Points: Moher Sports Field, Moher/ Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre/ Doolin Community Centre.

Terrain: Exposed clifftop path, narrow & steep ascents, flagstone steps, farm tracks, local and regional roads.

Difficulty: High levels of fitness required. Caution exposed clifftop path.

Minimum Gear: Hiking boots, warm & waterproof clothing, fluid, SPF, snack, mobile phone.

Directions to the Trail Heads:

Moher Sports Field
Travelling north on the R478 after Liscannor town turn left opposite ”The Rock Shop”.
Continue straight through a four way junction and take the second right turn and the Moher Sports Field is on the right hand side.

Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
The Cliffs of Moher Centre is located on the R478 and signposted from all directions. Keep to the official path, away from the dangerous cliff edge and overhangs.

Doolin Community Centre
The Doolin Community Centre is located north of Doolin village on the R479 on the left hand side.

It is worth noting there is a Hop On / Hop Off Coastal Walk bus service you can avail of if doing the linear walk.


  • High Levels of Fitness Required
  • Keep to the Official Path
  • Stunning Coastal Views



Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
From Liscannor to Doolin
Co Clare

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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