The Burren, Clare (Hike)
Duration Half Day (2-4 Hours)
Distance 5-10 km
My experience of the Burren is just breathtaking and very different to any place in the world. The story of the Burren began hundreds of millions of years ago (between 359 and 299 million) when limestone rock was carved out as a result of the earth-shaking, the river delta developed, continents collided and polar ice caps contracted. What you see today is a vast moon-like grey landscape of limestone full of grey rock etched with crevices, cracks and swirls.
There are views here like you never saw before, with loads of clear water lakes, the Wild Atlantic ocean and a number of counties in the distance. I will show you the unique wildlife and nature that thrives on this massive expansive fossil limestone formation. You will see glacial erratics, carved valleys, granites, flora and fauna and hardy animals that could only survive in this wonder.
Animals are hardy and unique because the landscape produces only small amounts of bush growth between the groves in the rock for them to survive on. It's incredible to see how many different birds spices and insects live here. Even Irish native foxes, red hares and 100s of native wild feral goats live here. It is something never seen before and is even a World Heritage Site. Not far are other famous places you can see while you are there like the Cliffs of Moher, Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora and Doolin but the Burren has to be top of the list.
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Abbey Hill, Clare (Hill Walk)
I have two trips in this area, the other is Abbeyhill Hill Walk. Book two days with me to go on both tours and earn an enjoyable pint of Guinness in the local pub after.