Ireland's Burren Way and The Cliffs of Moher
Posted on May 20, 2015 by
This hike was so amazing, it’s difficult to write about it. Please forgive me in advance for including so many photographs. They really are necessary because it’s such an indescribable place. What I had expected to be a fairly quick walk turned into something much longer simply because I felt obligated to stop every 100 feet or so and take photos. I hope you find the time to go to Ireland someday. If you do, I highly encourage this adventure.
A little over five miles along the coast, and 1,638 feet of elevation gain.
I hadn’t planed on doing any hiking while I was in Ireland. It wasn’t supposed to be that kind of trip. On our second night we were staying in a small town named Doolin, which is on the Atlantic coast. The next morning we planned to go to the Cliffs of Moher visitor’s center and see them like the other tourists do. But that night at our hostel, my wife and her friend encouraged me to hike the cliffs. I wasn’t so sure about it at first – mostly because I hadn’t done my usual preparations – but after some internet research, I decided to give it some serious consideration (depending on the next morning’s weather).
This stone cottage was our hostel for the night. It is called the Allie River Hostel, and they treated us great there.