Exploring the High Common with Stephen Hegarty at 2pm on Sunday 4th December 2016. Meet at Junction at Commons North (OS51 R269946).
December is a beautiful time for exploring the Burren, as the limestone is bathed in winter light. Join Burren native Stephen Hegarty to learn some of the stories of the area on the Burrenbeo Trust December walk. Stephen is passionate about the Burren and its history. He lives on a farm with his wife Eva, near an Iron Age ringfort outside Kilfenora. Working as a part time beef and free range pork farmer, he has a keen interest in sustainable farming, rural development and eco-tourism.
The walk will meet at the junction on the Commons North between Kilnaboy and Carron. While not a strenuous walk, this will include some walking on limestone pavement and broken rock so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Good walking shoes or boots are recommended along with warm clothes and waterproof’s etc. Since we will be walking on farm land where we may encounter livestock, unfortunately no dogs will be allowed.
The walk start point is marked here. The walk is open to everyone, and will focus on information sharing rather than covering long distances, although a reasonable level of fitness is required. It is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and a donation of €10 is suggested from non-members. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 091 638096.
From Corofin, County Clare, travel north on the R476 and drive through Kilnaboy village. Continue on for 1km and take the first right after the village (L5096). Continue carefully on the L5096 and soon you will start climbing. After a steep climb you will reach open limestone grassland. Continue for c.1 km and you will reach a junction with a right turn, park here. See Discovery Series 51.