Kilkee Cliffs 8km Loop Walk, Kilkee, Co. Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Oct 10, 2014 at 9:09 am in Walking/Hiking, Walks by ActiveME

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Info

County: Route Length (km): 7.5
Nearest town: OS Map: 63
Route shape: loopRoute type: General
Grade/difficulty: ModerateDuration: 2.5
Parking: Car parkWheelchair friendly?: No
Family/child friendly?: NoDog friendly?: Yes
Grid ref. (start):Grid ref. (finish):

Summary

The Kilkee Cliff walk is a scenic 2 to 3 hour (8km) moderate loop walk along the Kilkee Cliffs starting the Diamond Rocks Café, Pollock Holes car park. This stunning walk starts from the unmissable natural swimming pools known as the Pollock Holes and passes great places of interest, a natural amphitheatre carved into the cliff face by formed by the waves over thousands of years, a natural blow hole in the rock face known as the Puffing Hole and next arriving at Intrinsic Bay, named after a ship which sank along with all 14 people on board in 1836.
 
Kilkee Cliff Walk 2011 Valerie O'Sullivan Wild Atlantic Way

Photo: Kilkee Cliffs by VAlerie O'Sullivan 2011

From here you start the return journey with a moderate to steep climb before joining the main road back to Kilkee. For a short, 4 kilometre walk, turn left here and head back towards Kilee town. For this 8 kilometre loop walk, turn right along the coast until you come to a left turn. This road has beautiful views over the town coming down Moveen Hill taking you back to Kilkee.

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