Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Located in stunning County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher are a breathtaking sight. The views here are to die for. The trouble is, more and more people are doing just that.
Visitors flock to Ireland’s wonderful western fringes to walk the spectacular Coastal Trail that runs alongside the country’s awe-inspiring Atlantic shores. But erosion is a constant danger here and those who ignore the warnings risk paying the ultimate price.
There are signs aplenty, but still people venture too close to the edge in search of the perfect selfie. The grass-topped surface might look stable enough. But with the cliffs here eroding from the bottom up, your next step could well be your last. With persistent rain weakening the land and strong winds a constant hazard, the steep paths and loose gravel should be approached with great caution. Enjoy the views by all means — but always pay attention to the warning signs.