Ireland’s wild west
The hike on Ireland’s Western Way kicks off with the famous Cliffs of Moher, followed by a breath-taking coastal hike on an escarpment. The route is much more leisurely on the Arran Islands. A good 1200 inhabitants live on the three islands, Inishmore being the largest of the three. This island is home to the world-famous ruins of Dún Aonghasa, a UNESCO world heritage site. Back on the mainland, the hike continues past moors and scenic lakes to the only fjord in Connemara. Basic fitness and a head for heights would be an advantage for certain hikes in Ireland.