It can also be divided into 16 stage lengths (as you will see ) - each one representing a half day’s walking and these shorter walks can be useful should you wish to combine them with other activities to further enhance your stay with us.
This is where flexibility and mix and match comes into play-
You can start anywhere on the Way (we will deliver you !) You finish anywhere else ( we will collect you !! )
You have total control over your daily walking.
It is a walking trail which comprises tremendous variety – you will wander along country roads, lanes and boreens; climb along bog roads; travel through dense forests and traverse lowland bogs. It avoids main roads and traffic wherever possible and is never too far away from the water.
As you travel along the Way Walk, you will experience Irish rural life at its very best and the many archaeological and historic sites on the trail are centuries old and well worth investigating.
It winds its way through some of the region’s most spectacular and varied scenery. Starting in the heritage town of Killaloe on Lough Derg, the Way crosses the Slieve Bearnagh mountains before descending to the Clare Lakeland areas around Tulla and Feakle – home of traditional Irish music. It circles the inspiring Lough Graney and then climbs again over the rugged boglands of the Slieve Aughtys back towards Lough Derg.With wonderful views over the lake and its islands and with the mountains in the background, the Way meanders via Whitegate and Mountshannon before returning through the hills towards Scariff and on through Tuamgraney to complete its circuit back to Killaloe.