Rural Recreation

Rural Recreation and The Walks Scheme

There are 100 landowners taking part in the Walks Scheme in North Clare, maintaining not only the long distance Burren Way, but also the Ballyvaughan Wood loop (9 km), the Blackhead loop (26 km), the Carran Loop (9 km), The Lough Avalla Farm loop (6 km), the Templecronan loop (5 km), the Fanore to Ballyvaughan Trek (21 km), and the Cliffs of Moher coastal walk (20 km). The Walks Scheme was closed in 2010, and unfortunately cannot accept new landowner applications at this time. The loops were developed under the Failte Ireland looped Walk Programme, with the support of landowners, communities, and Shannon Developments Shannon Region Trails Programme. The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk was funded by Failte Ireland and Clare County Council, and is now managed by CLDC’s Rural Recreation Officers.

Rural Recreation Officer Contact Details

Eoin Hogan is contactable at / 086 8122030

Walking Trail Information

For detailed maps and directions on all approved trails in County Clare please visit

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It is with kind permission of landowners that these and all rural walking routes all around the county are accessible to walkers. It is important that walkers and rural recreationalists recognise this and follow the principles of Leave No Trace when in the outdoors, which includes respect for landowners, their animals and their property.