Ireland is a country of unmatchable landscapes that never fail to give you a satisfying sense of discovery — from the magnificently wooded Killarney lakeland to the stark moonscapes of the Burren, from the sheer cliffs, exposed headlands and sand-fringed coves of the indented west coast to the wild misty hills in Donegal, from the dazzling Giant’s Causeway to secluded loughs hidden in turf-laden mountains. Steeped in legend and history, Ireland has cairns, stone circles, standing stones, ring-forts and countless burial sites, all testifying to diverse Neolithic cultures. These exciting archaeological finds will be special attractions whether you are walking in Ireland or touring Ireland by car.
The richness of Ireland is not only reflected in its varied landscapes, myth-drenched sites and historic monuments, but also in its picturesque villages, lively towns and snug pubs where all the locals meet. But most of all it is the people that really count. They really are friendlier, known for their hospitality, and rightly so.
Area covered: both the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, with the focus on the mountainous coastal regions.
The best months for walking in Ireland are from May to September — but be prepared for showers, whatever the month!