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Doolin Cliff Walk Questions & Answers

Montreal, Canada

Hi,

I'm in great shape but get vertigo from something as silly as climbing up a ladder, is there any part of this walk that has you high up and near a ledge? I'm fine if I have a few feet of land under my feet. I once had to abandon my husband on a nature walk and turn around because I couldn't pass a rope bridge high over waterfalls for the life of me.

over a year ago Answer

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No, you are quite safe, you cannot really get to the cliff's edge and it is highly dissuaded. You at no stage get to a point that you feel like going over the cliff, Furthermore, there are no ladders that you climb, the only climbing would be over a lkow stone ledge if it is muddy

over a year ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Hi I also suffer from vertigo, one path is very close to the cliff however they offer another path to walk inside the fence for those that don't want to be close to the edge. The rest of the walk is ok and there is a few feet of land under your feet. The problem is when everyone else gets close to the edge, that is scary!!! I cannot look when my husband ventures to the edge!!

over a year ago
Wiesbaden, Germany
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Yes, there are several areas high up and very close to the cliff. However, I believe that a safer route was close by for those folks that did not want to be close to the edge.

Hope this helps.

over a year ago
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Sorry I am late in answering. I do not like heights at all and I was worried I would feel dizzy by the edge, but was pleasantly surprised that I had absolutely no problem on this walk. Even when I walked close to the cliff it did not bother me.

9 months ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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There is one point that goes close, but Pat instructs those not wishing to veer too close to use another path in an adjacent horse pasture. The pasture has some horses in it. He told everyone on the edge to "focus on the horses", not the edge. Now in our family we say "fuccus on the harses" whenever we have to do something difficult! HA!

10 months ago
Hudson River Valley, New York
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Truthfully there are some spots close to the edge. I thighs it worth it

over a year ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Hello - yes there is a short section that has you crossing an area that is very near the edge but most of the time you can take a path a little further in. I am afraid of heights and had to really force myself over this part which was really hard for me. At one point you also have to climb up a few steps and over a fence.

Hope this helps!

over a year ago
Manchester
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I'm the same with heights but there's a raised bit for most of the walk between you and the edge so you feel quite safe - there are bits where you can go right to the edge if you wish but I didn't !!

11 months ago
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My sister (70) has vertigo too. But only on some parts she wanted some help. Just me walking in front of her to block the few. And on one river crossing it was a little bit difficult. But it seems that a stone spanning the brook was wiped away some time ago. They will put a new stone to get a safe crossing later this year.

over a year ago
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The Doolin cliff walk from the pub does actually go right along side the cliffs. There is no fence part of the trail is not complete so you are right beside the edge.

over a year ago
Montreal, Canada
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Hahaha Susan S, that would be me too!

Thanks everyone!

over a year ago
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