Fanore Ballyvaughan Trek
Length 21 km
Time 5 hours
Ascent 350 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Green arrows on white background
Nearest Town to Start Fanore/ Ballyvaughan
Grid Ref. M 144 089
Lat. and Long. 53.1187, -9.28264 / 53.11697, -9.15226
This is a fabulous mostly off-road walk traversing the old famine green road high around Black Head, climbing to the top of the pass between Cappanawalla and Gleninagh Mountain, including some minor road and finishing through a hazel wood. Views over the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, Connemara and the hills of the Burren are spectacular.
Rural Recreation Officer, Clare Local Development Company, Clonroad Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis, Co Clare Tel: 065-6866800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uses green roads, minor roadways, woodland tracks.
Discovery Series Sheet 51
3 trail reviewsWrite your own review of this trail
Kev Jones from Clare
Irish path of the Gods.
Alan from Dublin
I walked this trail in July 2014. It is a very enjoyable and varied trek, taking in great coastal views, a close-up look at the classic limestone pavement of the Burren, a green valley and woodland. The route is well marked and although it is quite isolated it is not difficult for anyone used to hiking. I stayed in Ballyvaughan (a very nice base) and took the bus to the Fanore caravan park to pick up the trail back. As Bus Eireann route 350 links both places this is a very practical option. Overall a great addition to the walking options in this part of Clare.
David from Galway