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Our Top 10 Best Viewing Points of the Cliffs of Moher
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‘Welcome to the Moher Cliffs‘
Let’s get started with our this week’s ‘photographer’s Week’ at one of the first points one passes by when walking the Cliff Walk which is the O’Brien’s Tower View (North-West of The Visitor Centre). This particular viewing point is found south-west of the tower, our google maps reference will give you the approximate coordinates of the viewing point, be sure to use Google Maps with this article.
Images taken at this viewing point will feature the northern wall of the cliff peninsula that we are looking at, along with some of the features of coastal erosion like a sea cave and sea stumps. If the weather and sea are calm enough, on a good day you might be able to view some of the wave cut platform at the base of the cliff.
‘the burren way’..
For our next viewing point we’ll be having to take ourselves just north of the O’Brien Tower, which gives us a view on one of the many cliff headlands that can be observed when walking along the coastal walk at the Moher Cliffs. Here we can spot the wave cut platform simular to a beach in it’s appearance, the cliff retreat and further on sea stumps with another headland, pointing out into the Atlantic.
This particular viewing point may be easily located with our google maps reference.
‘the two headlands’
Unfortunetly for our next viewing point, we do not have any visual representation. At this viewing point, one can observe the famous and iconic cliff headland of the Mohers which seems endless, growing out into the mighty Atlantic ocean, on the opposite side the headland is faced by a much smaller headland on which stands the O’Brien’s Tower and in between, a large bay or fjord of the cool and fresh water of the Atlantic.
‘the lonely sea stack’
Number four on our list lies just down the road of the Burren Way, near the Viewpoint south and the Emergency service access. This particular viewning point focuses on the headland, showing us it’s southern wall. An image taken here would capture some of the many features of coastal erosion, like for exmaple, the Headland, the tall rock stack infront of it and the sight of arch collapse in the gap in between and the eye catching lonely sea stack further out from the rest of the cliff aswell as the small fjord.
We can also spot the miniscule O’Brien’s Tower, standing as the only man-made structure on top of the headland.
This viewing point in our opinion, could be considered important as it’s often, a popular spot among tourists to photograph the cliffs.
‘the rocky flood’
Our next viewing point isn’t located too far away from where we were standing just a minute ago, in between the Emergency services to the right and the Viewpoint South, google maps reference here.
This viewing point gives us a simular view to what our previous viewing point on our list has had, with just a slightly more interesting composition.
Our cameras here, would capture the Cliffs of Moher headland peninsula visible to the north with the O’Brien’s Tower becoming even less noticebale, almost as a dot on the headland. We can spot all the features of coastal erosion, the far distant headland we explored at the start of this article, to the left the atlantic and the right, a karst landscape or a rocky surface that seems to flood across the ground all around.
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‘the moher cliff headland’
South of the View Point South, lies our next point of interest on the Burren Way. Our google maps reference let’s us in on just what our pairs of eyes would gaze upon. Here we have a closer view of the Moher Cliff Headland, where we can spot all cliff features of coastal erosion such as the wave cut platform ressembling a small pebbled beach and a stump. Further out, we can find Hag’s Head..
and it just might be our next stopping point.
‘A view on Hag’s Head’
For this viewing point, we have to stretch those legs a little more as we are walking further down south, towards what might be considered, the ‘dead-end’ of the Headland.
Having reached our viewing point, you will notice the Moher Fort site ruin, standing at the far hand side of the cliff headland. You will also take into account how narrow the headland is becoming and how your able to look out into two bodys of water, one on your right and now one on your left and the closer you’ll approach the Fort site, the narrower it becomes. This means that we are almost at the end of the Headland.
‘An image taken here will capture a closer view of the coastal erosion features, like the above mentioned and more detail of the rock with an interesting composition.
‘the moher fort site’
A huge gesture of appreciation to the creator of our next viewing point google maps reference, Damiano Ceccelin, the taken shot is an amazing representation of what we would actually see for ourselves if we’d be at the Fort site in person, accompanied by such beautiful weather.
Looking frontwards, we’ll gaze upon our reached mile stone, the ‘Moher fort site’ the second tower house standing on the Cliffs of Moher amidst the blue aura of the irish sky and the atlantic waters from below and the countryside fields of vibrant green. However, on our turn-about, a scene which will present itself to us will cause our jaws to drop and our eyebrows to rise in admiration, the picture speaking for itself, saying “congrats!! This is how far you’ve walked and now you’ve reached your intended destination”.
‘the pollboy look-out’
For our last two viewing points, we’ll be throwing ourselves back to the other end of the Coastal Walk, north of the O’Briens Tower that seems to be the centre of the Walk at the Cliffs of Moher.
This viewing point can be found at the Pollboy Look-out near Pollboy and Knockevin in the area. An image by Robert Albertson of our viewing point is another perfect representation of what we’d see if we were standing at the lookout for ourselves. An image taken here would capture the northern part of the cliff headland and some of the features of coastal erosion like the sea stack that we can observe directly across from the headland the O’Briens tower stands upon.
Looking further ahead, we can even spot the Moher fort site tower, small but it’s there! An interesting composition can be captured here as we look to some of the fascinating landforms at this part of the cliff.
‘halfway to the Pollboy lookout’
Wraping up our today’s list of the ‘Top 10 Best Viewing points’ with our last viewing point, located halfway between the Pollboy lookout and the O’Briens Tower, this vieiwng point gives a direct view onto the O’Briens tower and headland that lies further ahead and some of the fields of green of the Cliffs of Moher that appear on the left hand side of the photo with the atlantic to the right. As well as that, we can also notice some more of the cliff headland that extends towards the south past the O’Briens Tower.
An image taken here will not only capture all the features already mentioned above but also capture a photo that creates an ideal representation of the Cliff Coastal walk, what we can see when following the trail.
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