Nordic Fitness Ireland

Walks for All

Walking Experiences

'Enjoy some hidden gems of County Clare along with tasty food '

Walking Experiences

Join us for walks, (with or without poles), and some tasty food whilst discovering some hidden gems in County Clare. You will be guided on your walk by qualified walking instructors, Tony & Joanne who have a wealth of knowledge of the local area, having lived here for 20 years, and will take you to places not usually seen by visitors. Hear about the local history of Pilgrim journeys and ancient battles and wander through woodland glades.

Starting and finishing at our base at Burkedale House, in Dysert O’Dea, our walking experiences range from walks with afternoon tea to evening strolls followed by cheese and wine or why not try out our  picnic, poles and prosecco experience. An early short walk through a hazel woodland and stunning views of the Burren, followed by breakfast may be just what you need to start the day.

If you are looking to try something new check out our Nordic Walking Experiences

Breakfast Walk

Granola Fruit & Yoghurt at Burkedale House & Cottage

Our Breakfast Walks are a great way to start the day. We head off at 8am for a wander through the hazel woods and along the trickling brook before ascending the hill to witness the spectacular views towards the Burren National Park. See the shafts of morning sunlight lighting the limestone of the Burren Mountains and listen to the birds as they sing in the day. A short walk back along country lanes to Burkedale House for a continental plus breakfast. (Please advise of any dietary requirements).

You will leave feeling ready to start your day.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost €35 pp

Group Size 6 Max

10% Discount for groups of 4 or more 

Minimum of 2 required

Walk & Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea

Join us for a walk around the historic and scenic Dysert O’Dea followed by a delicious afternoon tea in the gardens of Burkedale House.
You will be enchanted by the spectacular scenery of this hidden gem in County Clare with fabulous views of the Burren and Fergus River valley.
Following your walk, you will relax in the tranquil surroundings of Burkedale House, listening to the birds and the trickle of the Arabic rill as you sit in the oriental tea house for afternoon tea of sandwiches made with homemade bread, delicious cakes, and scones along with a selection of teas. (Please advise of any dietary requirements).
You will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed having explored a lesser known, yet delightful, area of Ireland.

Duration: 3 hours

Cost  From €45pp

Group Size 6 Max

10% Discount for groups of 4 or more 

Minimum of 2 required

Walk & Wine

Join us for an evening stroll around the historic and scenic area of Dysert O’Dea, followed by a glass of wine (non alcoholic beverages available) with local cheese and crackers.

Following your walk, you will relax in the tranquil surroundings of Burkedale House as the evening light descends and throws spectacular colours across the surrounding woodlands. As night falls the stars come out in the deep clear skies and the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy can be observed.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost From €50 pp
Group Size 6 Max

10% Discount for groups of 4 or more 
Minimum of 2 required.

NW Taster Experience

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Our 2 Hour Taster Experience is an ideal experience for people looking for a fun way  to spend time together while trying a new skill. You will receive an introduction to the use of Nordic Poles followed by either Afternoon Tea or Continental Breakfast in the tea garden at  Burkedale House.

NB This is just a NW taster session and will not give you enough knowledge for joining our walks.

Duration 2 hours

Poles provided

Cost  €35 pp

Group Size Max 6

10% Discount for groups of 4 or more 

Minimum of 2 required

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Poles Picnic & Prosecco

Enjoy an evening of fun exercise and relaxation as you test your skills at walking with Fitness Walking Poles. Once you master the basics, we will head off for a short walk to witness the spectacular views of the Burren. 

You will be shown what to do by qualified walking instructors Joanne & Tony Burke. 

We will return to the tranquil gardens of Burkedale House to savour the delights of a freshly prepared delicious picnic with Prosecco (non- alcoholic alternatives available) with stunning views towards the Burren National Park.

Please advise of any special dietary requirements.

Duration: 3 hours

Poles provided

Cost  €55 pp

Group Size 6 Max

10% Discount for groups of 4 or more 

Minimum of 2 require

Weekend Experiences

Admiring the view

If you are looking for a weekend break in the peace and tranquility of the Clare countryside coupled with some exercise then we can  arrange a bespoke package for you. Whether you want to, learn to Nordic Walk, do lots of short walks or complete the Burren Way we can put a package together for you. 

You will stay in our award winning self catering accommodation and we can then arrange walks to suit you. Call us to discuss all the options available.

Cost  From.. €250 for a 2 night stay and learn to Nordic Walk package based on 2 people sharing.

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