Burren Walks

You walking guide will take you on a guided Burren walk that captures the unique and beautiful landscape of the region. The Burren, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is an area of exposed broken limestone pavement covering an area of  250 km². It was formed 250 million years ago as the floor of a shallow tropical sea near the Equator. Today, sitting on Ireland’s west coast,the landscape looks barren with exposed limestone pavement. But hiding in the cracks and in various habitats are the most wonderful array of flora in Ireland.

Flora, Geology and history of the Burren

Your Kinvara Walks guide will show you the wildflowers and other flora that the area is famed for. See Alpine, Arctic & Mediterranean wildflowers growing side by side. On the walk through the Burren your leader will also explain the geology of the Burren and its formation in that tropical ocean. Our walks will explore how both man and nature has shaped it, and created the limestone landscape that you see today.

The beautiful village of Kinvara, Co. Galway

Kinvara is a beautiful seaside village on the shores of Galway Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. Kinvara village is the gateway to the Burren from Galway. Our scheduled walks every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Whether staying in Galway city, or the Galway region, we offer you an opportunity to walk and hike with an expert guide. Our walks are timed to allow for easy access when you are holidaying in Galway city and the surrounding area.

Walk on the Wild Atlantic Way

When you are holidaying in our region or travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way, be sure to include a walk on the Burren in your itinerary. You will enjoy this spectacular and unique landscape. Our guides will make your visit much more meaningful and insightful. So choose to take a Burren Walk with us as part of you visit to this beautiful area.

Our Guided Burren Heritage Walks

Guided Hikes every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

We meeet at 09.45 (to depart at 10.00) in the centre of Kinvara (outside Londis Supermarket in the centre of the village)

Adults – €15, Accompanied Children (12 – 16) – €7

PLEASE NOTE:   As and from September 1st October we have finished our walks schedule for this year. However, if you would like to book a walk please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. Our leaders are still available on most days and will be happy to facilitate you if possible.

Walking Guides

Local Experienced Hill Walkers

Paul Dunne is a highly experienced walking guide. He was a guide in the Slieve Bloom Mountains for eight years, before moving to Kinvara two years ago. He also lectures in tourism and guiding in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

Paul and his small and dedicated team of experienced hikers will share their local knowledge of the Burren, it’s special flora, unique geology and it’s history of human habitation for over 5,000 years. They will ensure that you will enjoy spectacular views of the Burren and of Galway Bay on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic seaboard – weather permitting of course!

So join us on a walk to learn more about the remarkable landscape of the Burren.

Tailored Walks

Group and Private Guided Burren Walks

Apart from our scheduled Burren Walks every Tue, Thur & Sat we can organise a walk at a time and day to suit individual requirements
Hiking Groups

We can cater for any type of groups whether they be Walking Clubs, Social Clubs, Sports Clubs, School or Work groups, or simply just friends – we can tailor make a walks that suits the interests and abilities of your members

Private Burren Walks

If you are looking for a private Burren walk, we can look after you. If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion, or just want something special – just give us a call!

Individually Tailored

By booking your own tailored hike, we can tailor all aspects to suit your specific requirements – time, date, route, duration and/or interest. We can make specific recommendations based on our experience

Weather Forecast

Wednesday 18 Oct 100%
Periods of rain overnight. Low 11C.
Tomorrow 19 Oct 100%
Rain likely. High 13C. S winds shifting to WNW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 6mm.
Friday 20 Oct 90%
Mostly cloudy early then becoming windy with periods of rain later in the day. High 11C. SE winds at 10 to 15 km/h, increasing to 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
Saturday 21 Oct 60%
Windy with rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 12C. Winds WNW at 40 to 55 km/h. Chance of rain 60%. Winds could occasionally gust over 80 km/h.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 22 Oct 10%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 12C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h.