We have added a Christmas walk on Wednesday, 27 December. This ideal for any of you who have over-indulged and want to burn off some of those calories, or just blow away the cobwebs! Or maybe you are just visiting our lovely area over the holiday period and would like to learn more about the unique Burren and its history, heritage and flora.
The walk will be guided by Paul Dunne and will give you a great insight into this beautiful area on the west coast of Ireland. For full details, please visit our Burren Walks page.
The summer is now a fading memory. For logistical reasons, we will not be continuing our regular scheduled walks for October. However, if you would like a Guided Burren heritage Walk please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate you.
At this point we would like to thank everyone who walked with us this summer. It was our first season, and how enjoyable it was!
We are now looking forward to the 2018 season and to expanding the range of walks on offer. We are also looking at trying to extend the languages offered – more of that later.
Be sure to check back with us in late December when we hope to have our 2018 schedule and details online again.
For operational reasons, we can only offer walks in September and October if we have bookings for that walk. Bookings can be made up to 21.00 (9.00pm) on the evening beforehand. You can still turn up if you want to take the chance, but if no one has booked, the walk won’t take place.
Remember, if even only one person has booked a walk, the walk will take place.
Paul is currently holding an exhibition of his work over the past 5 years in the Courthouse, Kinvara, running until Monday, 7th August. Opening times ar 11.00 – 18.00 each day.
Paul’s initial purchase of a camera came when he first took up hill walking and realised the beauty of the landscape through which he was walking. Hill walking continues to inspire Paul and much of his work with the camera.
See for yourself his work – all are welcome and entrance is FREE!
Delighted with the article ‘Take a Walk on the Wild Side’ in this week’s Connaught Tribune Newspaper – all about Kinvara Walks guided walks on the Burren. A big THANK YOU to the newspaper for giving us the publicity and highlighting our new programme of walks on offer.
Paul will be interviewed by Keith Finnegan tomorrow morning (Wed. 26 April) on Keith’s very popular morning show. Paul will we talking about Kinvara Walks and getting the new venture off the ground, and about the guided walks on the Burren.
Be sure to listen in on 95.8 – 97.4 MHz or online at galwaybayfm.ie
Only 4 week to go until we launch our new programme of walks, with 3 Burren Walks weekly until the end of October.
We can also organise private walks on the Burren for individuals or groups, and we intend to add extra and specialist walks during the year. Watch out for a special photographers walk, with instructions and tips from Paul on good landscape photography. Paul is a well know landscape photographer and also works freelance for the Leinster Express newspaper.
We will also organise walks on the Flaggy Shore – when the Burren meets the Atlantic Ocean, on the Wild Atlantic Way! Of particular note on these walks will be the fossils visible on the limestone flags.
We have set up Kinvara Walks to help cater for the growing demand for walking tours, and more specifically for walking in the wonderful and unique landscape of the Burren. Based in the beautiful seaside village of Kinvara, we are ideally located for exploring the Burren.
Being located a 30 minute drive from Galway city, our walks are also very accessible for anyone staying in the city. Initially we are offering two levels of walk. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, we offer accessible 3 hours walks that will suit anybody with a reasonable level of fitness. On Thursdays, we are offering a 4-5 hour hike to cater for the more experienced hill walkers.
Should the demand be there, we hope to increase the number of walks on offer in the future. For this year, we will be offering extra walks at peak times, like holiday weekends – we will update our Walks Calendar on the Walks page with these additional walks.
We also aim to cater for those looking for specially tailored hike, whether it be for clubs, groups, friends or if you are simply looking for a private walk. We can plan an itinerary to suit your specific needs, day, time, distance, route, etc. Be sure to contact us for more details.