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Walking Northern Ireland: Fermanagh

Walking Northern Ireland: Fermanagh

If you love a good stroll, walking Northern Ireland is the perfect place for you to explore. The beautiful and diverse landscape of Northern Ireland means there are walks for people of all levels and with such an assorted offering, there’s a perfect walk for everyone. In this post we’re focusing on walking in Fermanagh.

About Fermanagh

Fermanagh is renowned for its lakelands but it offers so much more than that. Cuilcagh Mountain is the highest summit in the County and is part of the UNESCO endorsed Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark due to its unique geology and spectacular landscape.

Where is Fermanagh?

County Fermanagh borders four counties in the South of Ireland: Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan, as well as County Tyrone in the North. Interestingly it is the only county in Northern Ireland which doesn’t border Lough Neagh.

Walking Northern Ireland: routes in Fermanagh

Mixed terrain

Ballintempo Forest: Aghanaglack Walk
Belmore Forest: Pollnagollum Cave Walk
Big Dog Forest
Carrigan Forest
Ely Lodge Forest

Easy walks

Castle Caldwell Forest: Beechwood Walk
Castle Caldwell Forest: Castle Scenic Walk
Bellanaleck Loughshore Walk
Castle Archdale Yellow Route
Castle Coole: Lake Walk Trail
Florence Court Forest Park: Red Trail
Killyfole Lough
Jenkin Forest And Lakes

Steep

Topped Mountain

Gravel & Forest

Tully Castle Loughshore Walk
Lough Navar Forest: Magho Cliffs Walk
Lough Navar Forest: Lough Achork Walk
Florence Court Forest Trail
Fardross Forest Oak And Beech Trail
Fardross Forest River Trail
Crocknagrally Forest
Castle Caldwell Forest: Rossergole Point Walk
Castle Archdale Forest Tom’s Island Walk
Castle Archdale Forest Woodland Riverside Walk

Points of interest

Cuilcagh Mountain
What a sight from the peak of Cuilcagh Mountain – you can see the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea, parts of counties Tyrone, Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon. The surrounding park is home to one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in the whole of Northern Ireland.

Marble Arch Caves
The Marble Arch Caves became the World’s first Global Geopark in December 2008 and has been recognised by UNESCO because of its internationally important geological heritage. Here you can explore an amazing collection of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.

Lough Erne
At Lough Erne you can visit 6th century carved figures on White Island, a 12th Century settlement on Devenish Island and Enniskillen Castle. It’s a place bursting with human and natural heritage. Native wildlife can be spotted including peacocks, heron, swans and Irish hares!