Inishboffin: Way to go
MAP: OS of Ireland 1:50,000 Discovery 37 GPS: satmap.com
TRAVEL: Bus (michaelnee coaches.com; citylink.ie): Galway-Cleggan.
Road: Cleggan is signed from N59 between Letterfrack and Clifden.
Ferries: Island Discovery (095 45819/45894; inishbofin islanddiscovery.com); King Ferries (095 44649) from Cleggan to Inishbofin.
WALKING IN IRELAND: For walking tour operators, local walks and walking festivals throughout Ireland, see discoverireland.ie/walking.
WALK DIRECTIONS: From the pier, turn right along the island road. Bear left uphill by the church and follow this lower road out to pass St Colman's Abbey.
At East End Bay, a 'pier' sign points you back along the upper road. Keep along it past the school to descend to the coast road; left to the pier.
LENGTH: Four miles (6.5km) -- allow two hours.
CONDITIONS: Tarmac roads all the way. Buggy-friendly throughout.
DON'T MISS: Fantastic views all round, especially south east to 12 Bens; St Colman's Abbey; corncrakes -- keep your ears peeled.
REFRESHMENTS/ACCOMMODATION: Doonmore Hotel (095 45814/04; doonmore hotel.com); Day's Hotel (095 45809; dayshotel.ie); Dolphin Hotel & Restaurant (095 45991; dolphinhotel.ie); Galley B&B and Restaurant (095 45894); Lapwing House (095 45996).
GUIDE BOOKS/LEAFLETS: Map-guide widely available on Inishbofin.
OPERATOR: Connemara Safari Walking Holidays (Gerry McCloskey). Tel: 095 21071 or Freephone 1850 777 200; walkingconnemara.com.