Visitor Information

The East Clare and Mid Clare Walkways are some of the most scenic routes in Clare, and pass through many beautiful towns and villages, taking in many historical sites along the way.

If you would like to take part in a guided walk or hike, check out the East Clare Walking Club, or the West Clare Walking Club – both clubs organise walks on alternate Sundays.

When you are finished walking the trails, there are plenty of great things to see and do in County Clare! There are museums, water sports, golf courses, festivals, and much, much more – see a full list of current activities and attractions to choose from!

After a jam-packed day, why not sample some of the delicious food on offer; there is something to suit all tastes.

With a huge range of fantastic accommodation available to suit all budgets, you are guaranteed a great night’s sleep so that you are ready to continue exploring our beautiful County Clare.

The Country Code: Before You Set Off!

The walker should be aware that the Way passes through a living, working landscape which should be respected. Because of this, absolutely no dogs are allowed through farmland on the Way. You should also be aware that you may encounter electric fences; these are usually marked, but may appear temporarily in places.

You should be prepared for several hours out in the elements, so wear or carry warm clothes including a hat and gloves. Waterproof and/or windproof jacket, over-trousers and sturdy waterproof boots are essential as the Way often journeys through terrain which can be wet and uneven underfoot.

For a safe walk, please observe the following guidelines.

  • Respect farmland and the rural environment.
  • Always use gates and stiles to avoid damage to walls and fences.
  • Leave all farm gates as you find them.
  • Take care on country roads.
  • If following a recognised walking route, keep to the Waymarked trail.
  • Guard against all risks of fire, especially near forests.
  • Always keep children under close control and supervision.
  • Do not enter farmland if you have dogs with you.
  • Take all your litter home.
  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
  • Do not block farm entrances when parking.