Caher Valley Loop

Caher Valley Loop, Fanore: Address, Phone Number, Caher Valley Loop Reviews: 5/5

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earth81_13
Galway, Ireland38 contributions
Jul 2020
A lovely walk to get away from it all. Met very few people on this loop. Started off by going left out of Fanore beach car park, & took right turns there after until coming back to the carpark. Start off with road surface & then the climb starts on the grassy surface. & it is a climb, & just when you think you have reached the top, you go around the corner, & there is another little hill. But once you reach the top of that hill, it is downhill all the way home. Lovely views once you get back on the road surface heading back to the carpark. Took 3 hours, with about a 20 min stop for a picnic lunch.
Written 20 July 2020
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oharasteph
Dublin, Ireland2,626 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We did the Caher Valley Loop on a sunny day but of course by the time we had climbed to the top the clouds had descended. Despite this the views on the way down out to sea were breathtaking. It took us 3.5 hours to do the 14.5 Kms. Would highly recommend this hike.
Written 29 August 2019
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EICAGE
County Kildare, Ireland59 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The hike started off easy enough with a 4.5 km walk along quiet country roads. This soon changed once we started the trek up Slieve Elva. We arrived at the top out of breath however the scenery more than made up for this with stunning views of the mountains on one side and the sea and the Aran Islands on the other side. This is not a walk for the faint hearted!
Written 5 May 2019
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didwelike
Province of Leinster, Ireland38 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
A really lovely walk on and off roads. Views spectacular all around you as you climb the main hill. On a clear day views would be incredible at the top. Unfortunately we had very windy and wet weather as we reached the top but it was still beautiful (even if it did make walking a bit harder!). Rain cleared as we descended. 14.5km loop from Fanore Beach carpark. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 1 August 2018
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Stephanie Y
Yellowknife, Canada56 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
If you don't' want the challenge of the Burren Walk or the Blackhead Loop…the Caher Valley Loop is a perfect taste of what the area has to offer. Rocks and hills and rocks and valleys and rocks and views and rocks and rivers. Stunning.
Written 26 October 2017
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Tom M
6 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
This loop takes you directly by where I was staying on - as the Irish say - "an unknown road." It is ideal for hikers, bikers or even puttering in car. The views are spectacular. An you are off the grid. No GPS, no cell phone, no wifi, and it couldn't matter less. If you plan your trip, you can visit Caher Stone Bridge Garden, but it requires an advance reservation. Just take in the beauty and enjoy it.
Written 29 September 2017
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whittersDublin
dublin379 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
This walk starts and ends at fanore beach and if you start at the beach you come into fanore village near the end of the loop which is good for a pit stop at the shop, Vascos Deli or O'Donoghues pub. It took 3.5 hours and that is with stopping for a picnic half way through and taking a few more rest stops. It's moderate and hot need good shoes and plenty of water and snacks for the way as there are no shops apart from near the end.
The 1st bit is uphill then a green road beside the caher river. The middle part has a bit of a climb over the mountain but is not too taxing. Then walk along the top of the mountain and great views of the sea and a great place for a picnic. The last part is down hill on green roads and lanes so plenty of variety and very peaceful. I had meant to do just the first hour and turn back but I'm so glad I stuck with it and did the whole loop.
Written 4 August 2017
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Tigers729
Portadown, UK77 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Less than perfect day but a great walk regardless. 1000 feet up from the car park along the top of The Burren, where the sky cleared for a moment to give views out the the Aran Islands. On a clear day views would have been all around and wonderful, as per the other photos relating to this walk. On our day they were almost nil. Ah well - Ireland's the Emerald Isle for a reason!
Written 27 February 2017
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steven c
Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbiniere, Canada97 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
The loop provides one with nature at its best, the views incredible, the mythical surroundings a constant and the walk a slight challenge. Welcome to the Burren!
Written 24 September 2016
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Chris I
Glasgow, UK1,009 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Our host Susan Daly recommended two walks and both were winners. We started with the Caher Valley Circular Walk from the beach car park at Fanore, a small seaside village on the north west coast of Co Clare, 14 km north of Doolin. This was to be a walk of 13km with 340 metres of gentle ascent and took 3.5 hours. It is well signposted so the chances of losing the path are minimal. Best done clockwise. First 4km or so made me wonder what all the fuss was about but after we left the road and began to walk up a grassy slope about 10 metres broad between two dry stane dykes then joy was unconfined. This was a simply splendid walk in autumn sunshine along an easy path about 1000 feet up and heading south with lovely views of the Aran islands, before returning to the car park at Fanore beach. Simply gorgeous.
Written 10 September 2016
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