Top 5 Best Walking Destinations in Ireland


I feel quite embarrassed to say I haven’t been to Ireland yet. It would be an easy and perfect getaway escape at any season considering the distance from where I live.

There are so more reasons to visit this stunning country. Yep. I love Guinness; the Irish’s people sense of humour and gorgeous accent. Not to mention it’s also the location to some of my favourite films. Enough said?

Not quite! What makes me want to put Ireland on a much higher position on the top places to visit is its natural beauty and stunning landscapes. If you like walking and exploring the wilderness, it’s the right place for you.

So, here are my Top 5 Best Walking destinations in Ireland:

#1 – Baltimore Beacon – County Cork

One of the finest spots in West Cork, the Baltimore Beacon is located only 15 minutes away from the village of Baltimore. It provides stunning views of the Sherkin Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s Ireland’s most southern point.

It can be quite windy up there in the winter, but the coastline is gorgeous and it worth it walking there. The path can be a bit of a challenge when walking through the stones.

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#2- Ring of Kerry – County Kerry

According to my husband, County Kerry is a must-visit spot. So, here is the Ring of Kerry is a famous scenic drive in this area.

It’s a circular tourist route that is quite popular any time of the year with its breathtaking landscapes and many attractions such as the nature centres and parks.

If you fancy an exciting road trip in this fabulous country, here’s the e-book Ireland’s most beautiful drives to inspire you. Start planning your journey!

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 #3 – Cliffs of Moher – County Clare

That’s probably my favourite on this list – A stunning stretch of cliffs that are also one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. The Cliffs of Moher are packed with visitors as you can expect. But it’s also a breath-taking landscape that needs to be explored once in life.

If you are lucky, it’s possible to see sea more than 20 species of sea birds. It’s also highly recommended to pop to its Eco-friendly visitor centre to support the amazing work on visual impact on its scenic location.

Photo by Rizby Mazumder on Unsplash

#4 – Achill Island – County Mayo

Are you into history and natural beauty? That’s a place to be. Achill Island is a true inspiration. This historic landscape is also the largest offshore islands and it’s located in the County Mayo. A true hidden gem and some of the best coastal scenery in Ireland.

Gorgeous hidden beaches, castles, and stunning views is a perfect spot for an outdoor adventure. Don’t forget to check the Virgin Mary statue at the Minuan Heights.

#5 – The Barrow Way – County Carlow

Here’s a challenging task for walkers and hikers – The Barrow Way is a long-distance trail in County Carlow. It follows the River Barrow and it can take five days to complete the full 120 kilometres.

Be prepared to see lots of canal boats and canoes in the riverway, wildlife and fish are also welcome in this scenic and pictures route.

Featured Image | Rory Hennessey on Unsplash

*This is a collaborative post.

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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