The Trip-Finder, January 1998
Walking the West Country
|Butterfield & Robinson|
|Hidden Ireland Tours|
The Route: Rambling for seven to ten days along the windswept coasts and green meadows of Dingle Bay, Connemara, and the Aran Islands, followed by nightly pub-crawling and stays in centuries-old country inns.
When to go: March to October
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Travel advisory: If you take a taxi, sit in front with the driver. He'll be offended by your standoffishness if you ride big-city style.
- Eating fresh mussels steamed in water and whiskey while listening to your guide play the fiddle at the local pub.
- The notorious "Irish traffic jam" — hundreds of sheep blocking your path.
Copyright 1998, Outside magazine