Walking Loops



Scenic Walks

Looped Walk Descriptions

Inishbofin has 3 Looped Walks, all with stunning views of the Islands beautiful scenery. The Looped Walks feature on the ‘Discover Ireland’ website.

You can download the pdf here.

Inishbofin Westquarter Loop

The Westquarter loop takes in some of the most stunning Atlantic Coast scenery in Connemara offering views of the Island’s blow holes and sea arch, sea stags where the Island seal colony can be seen, the Dún More Cliffs and Iron Age promontory fort ruins, picturesque Trá Gheal beach and famine road. The track winds over grass paths, turf banks and shingle beach pebbles. The walk also affords views of Inishark Island.

Ascent: 80m
Distance: 8km
Estimated Time: 2hrs – 2.5hrs
Grade: Moderate
Minimum Gear: Trekking shoes, raingear and fluid
Services: Inisbofin
Trailhead: The Pier, Inisbofin, Co Galway OS Sheet 37, L537 648
Start and Finish: Inishbofin Pier

View details here on Failte Ireland website

Inishbofin Cloonamore Loop

The Cloonamore Loop which runs over green roads, bog roads and laneways runs along the beautiful East End Beach and St Colman’s 14th Century Chapel and Church Lough, a fertile valley which supports reed beds and other vegetation, which in turn provide cover, food and nest sites for a wide variety of birds.

Ascent: 80m
Distance: 8km
Estimated time: 2hrs – 2.5hrs
Grade: Moderate
Minimum Gear: Hiking boots, raingear, snack and fluid
Services: Inisbofin
Terrain: Minor roads, laneways, bog roads and green roads
Trailhead: Pier, Inisbofin, Co Galway
Start and Finish: Inishbofin Pier

View details here on Failte Ireland website

Inishbofin Middlequarter Loop Official Failte Description:

This walk runs over Inishbofin’s second highest point, which on a clear day offers panoramic views of Achill Island’s mountains, Inishturk and Clare Island, the Twelve Bens, Maumturks and Croagh Patrick, the track takes in Inishbofin’s historic and varied Iron and Bronze Age landscapes with mill stones, partitions and evidence of round stone houses.

Ascent: 90m / 100m
Distance: 5km
Estimated time: 1.5hrs – 2hrs
Grade: Moderate
Minimum Gear: Hiking boots, raingear, snack and fluid.
Services: Inishbofin
Terrain: Minor roads, laneways, bog roads and green roads.
Trailhead: Pier, Inishbofin, Co Galway
Start and Finish: Inishbofin Pier

View details here on Failte Ireland website

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