The Burren & the Aran Islands -
A Walking Guide

Title:  The Burren & The Aran Islands - A Walking Guide

Author:  Tony Kirby

Publisher:  The Collins Press

ISBN:  978190517979

First published:  2009

Summary:  Walking guidebook detailing fifteen quality routes of various grades throughout the Burren (County Clare) and the Aran Islands (County Galway) in western Ireland.

On the back cover:  The Burren and the Aran Islands contain a unique combination of flora, fauna and terrain, which attracts large numbers of walkers annually. From the rugged interior to the spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging upland walks to shorter road and waterside excursions, this is a guide to some of the best walking routes in the area. Tony Kirby has put his considerable experience as a walking guide to great use in compiling an easy-to-use guide, which introduces the best of this region for locals and visitors alike. Each route, prefaced with a quick-reference summary, is illustrated with a colour map; descriptions include detailed access information while points of interest are highlighted - geology, flora and fauna, history, archaeology and folklore - to enhance the walker's enjoyment and appreciation of this distinctive landscape.

Content & credits:  128 pages. Words [by Tony Kirby]. Colour photographs [by Tony Kirby and others (Eimer Ní Riain)]. Sketched, black and white illustrations [by others (Carles Casasin)]. Digitally-produced, colour route detail maps [by others (Ordnance Survey Ireland)] - no location map included.

Route location map (walk start points):

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Other walking guidebooks for this area:

The area covered by this book is also dealt with by the following list of recommended titles.

  Hiking in Ireland

  Walking in Ireland

  Best Irish Walks

  West of Ireland Walks

  Irish Coastal Walks


Counties covered by this book:

This guidebook contains walking routes in the following counties.

  County Clare

  County Galway