A jewel along the Wild Atlantic Way, Clare has plenty of woodland trails and seaside strolls to enjoy. Grab a picnic and head out for the day on one of these fun nature walks in Clare that are sure to blow away the cobwebs!
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Family Walks in Clare
Ballyalla and Lissycasey
For smaller children, Ballyalla and Lissycasey have short walks with ducks to feed. The paths are well maintained and suitable for pushchairs. There are picnic tables and/or benches to sit on.
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Dromore, Cratloe and Kilrush
Our favourite walks in the woods would be at Dromore, Cratloe, and Kilrush. The kids can run free amongst the paths in the trees. Dromore has a castle ruin and Cratloe is quite scenic.
Kilrush Woods has the Vandeleur Walled Garden right there so you can pop in for tea and scones.
Ballybeg Wood and Mooghaun Hillfort
Near Ennis there are Ballybeg Woods or Mooghaun Hillfort. They both have lovely trails through the woods and are great for short walks.
Kilkee and Lahinch
Walks on the beach or near the seaside are a brilliant way to experience nature. Kilkee has the pollock holes to explore and Lahinch has rock pools when the tide is out. See what creatures your kids can find in the pools and be mindful of when the tide is coming back in.
The Burren Way
For kids a little bigger, walking a section of the Burren Way can be interesting and a bit more challenging with the rocky terrain and beautiful views.
The Burren is a truly unique Irish landmark, designated a Special Area of Conservation by the EU for its wild ecosystem. With many interesting attractions, flora and fauna to discover, a day trip to the Burren is a great day out.
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