Keelhilla (Slieve Carron) Nature Reserve

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Clare
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance7.23 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude111 m
  • Peak280 m
  • Climb202 m
  • Descent200 m
Keelhilla (Slieve Carron) Nature Reserve is located in the north-east edge of the Burren plateau and is a good example of karst topography containing three distinct vegetation communities including woodland, scrub, grassland and pavement. This NR has a variety of features and is suitbale for families with tracks for walking, etc. Slieve Carron is easily accessible by a track at the southern end of the cliffs where the hillside falls in large steps over a much gentler slope. The top of the mountain is a plateau with a cairn and spectacular views over the Burren.