Mountain climbing/hill walking have become very popular pastimes in Ireland in recent years. With 14 peaks in excess of 3000ft and a large number more over 2500ft Ireland has a wealth of moderate to challenging climbs to offer with magnificent views

Black Head in The Burren in county Clare

Black Head Walk (July 2010)

This beautiful mountain coastal walk which starts at Black Head (between Fanore and Ballyvaughan villages) near the lighthouse takes you across the the mountains of Carnsefin (317m), Gleninagh (317m) and Cappanawalla (312m) and offers magnificent views of The Aran Islands, Galway Bay, Ballyvaughan bay and village and the surrounding countryside. Parking at times can be a little difficult to find but there are a number of wide spots along the road where it is safe to leave your car.
Being in the heart of The Burren the landscape is barren limestone rock for most of the walk and is a very unique area alive with beautiful plants and flowers during the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Caher Dun Irghuis stone fort is another of the walks highlights as are the numerous stone walls which which run across the landscape. Its a moderately difficult walk and takes in the region of four hours to complete