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Walk in the Burren with a local expert

Hiking

Walk in the Burren with a local expert

5 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
Hiking

Walk in the Burren with a local expert

Hiking

Walk in the Burren with a local expert

5 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our walk will take in most of the various natural habitats of the Burren, including limestone karst, hazel scrubland and calcareous grasslands. We will identify the unique and rare flowers, according to season. I will also give an outline of the 5,000 years of human habitation in the area, pointing out the marks left by the countless generations. We will visit a holy site (pagan & Christian) and I will explain how the unique landscape was formed, and how humans have shaped it over the past 5,000 years. I will also explain the unique farming methods over the past 500 years that have shape the landscape and it's flora that we see today. While sightings of the local fauna (wildlife) can be rare, I will identify them and illustrate their activity in the area also.

Your host

Paul

Paul

I live in the Burren for the last 4 years and I lecture in Tourism in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. I have been leading walks for over 10 years, three of these in the Burren in Counties Galway and Clare. I have a particular interest in the social history of our region, which stretches back more that 5,000 years, and the marks that these settlements have left on the landscape. I am also interested in the unique flora of the Burren and the geology that make this area so unique.

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Where you'll be

We will visit the Burren National Park and I will take you on a route that encompasses most of the different natural habitats to be found.We will visit aholy well that was sacred to the Celts long before Christianity arrived in Ireland

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend.

More tips

Our walk is approx 4 km long and a reasonable level of fitness is required. While hiking boots are ideal, a good pair of walking shoes will suffice.
Paul
Walk in the Burren with a local expert
5 reviews
$31/person
5 reviews
$31/person