Loop Head Lighthouse, Cliff Loop Walk – Kilkee, Co. Clare – Wild Atlantic Way

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: October 10, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Clare
  • DistanceInstructions
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  • Distance2 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude15 m
  • Peak66 m
  • Climb71 m
  • Descent71 m
The Loop Head Cliff Walk is a 1 to 2 hour (1.5km) moderate loop walk from the Lighthouse car park and around the spectacular headland on Ireland's western and wild Atlantic coast. The Loop Head peninsula is steeped in history, folklore and mythology with tales of sea serpents, Diarmaid and Grainne's Rock, Cuchulainn's Leap, Samsons Island, ringforts, promontory forts and World War 2 look out posts, EIRE sign and much more. The flora and fauna of the area is of great interest and it is one of Europes best Bird Watching spots for migratory birds. The geology of the area has also attracted significant attention for over 100 years with many spectacular formations, sea stacks and other features.
 
 

Loop Head Lighthouse Valerie O'Sullivan 2001 Wild Atlantic Way