The East Clare Way is a 172km circular route and crosses the Slieve Bernagh Mountains before descending to the Clare Lakeland areas around Tulla and Feakle. Circling Lough Graney, the route then climbs again over the rugged boglands of the Slieve Aughty Mountain back towards Lough Derg. The Way returns through the hills towards Scarriff and on to complete its circuit back at Killaloe. For the more casual walker, there are many well-signposted local loop walks of varying length centered on each of the towns and villages along the route.

Click on the links for details of The Ballycuggaran Looped Walk and The Cahermurphy Looped Walk.

Distance: Approximately 172km in length
Ascent: Ascends some 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
Estimated Time: It can be comfortably walked in 8 days with stage lengths ranging from 20 to 30 kms
Grade: Easy to moderate
Terrain: Steep climb approaching Kilbane
Trailheads: Located at – Killaloe; Broadford, O’Callaghan’s Mills; Tulla; Feakle; Flagmount; Whitegate; Mountshannon & Scarriff. 
For detailed maps of the East Clare Way, click here.


Happy Walking!