The Erris Head Loop is a 5km coastal walk taking in some of the most spectacular scenery carved out by the Atlantic Ocean. The north-facing cliffs are some of the most exposed in Ireland. Ceann Iorrais (Erris Head) – a Special Area of Conservation – is a landmark for weather forecasters and mariner. The headland is home to some of the country’s wildlife icons. Known as Irish crows, choughs nest on the cliffs and Irish hares chase each other and box on the grassland. Atlantic seals, porpoises and bottlenose dolphin patrol the headland from below. On your walk, you’ll come across the WWII marine and coastguard service Look Out Post and you may be able to make out the large markings of EIRE 62 – one of many coastal navigational aids placed in 1942 & 1943 to help pilots identify the land as Ireland.