Your 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.