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Activities in Enniskillen & Fermanagh

Whatever gets you going, Fermanagh has it.  There is certainly no shortage of great things to do here, either in or on the water, or on dry land.  Enniskillen and Fermanagh offer the whole spectrum, from easy going to extreme, arts to mountain biking.  And plenty of brilliant ideas for families, even on rainy days.  You can even find activity centres that manage to combine something for everyone, all in one location.

Don’t worry if you didn’t bring your boat, bike or wetsuit – the listings on these Activities pages also include places where you can rent, buy or even borrow everything you need for a brilliant time.  So what’s stopping you?  Dive in!

 

Watersports

Fermanagh is an ideal destination for canoeing enthusiasts with the magnificent lakes of Upper and Lower Lough Erne, lined by the River Erne, providing a trail of up to 50km.

From the Woodford River on the Upper Lough the Shannon Erne Waterway can be reached and from there it is possible to paddle all the way to Limerick!

Lower Lough Erne and its rugged shoreline provide a vast expanse of open water where large waves can build during windy periods – an ideal venue for the experienced paddler! In stark contrast the Upper Lough provides good shelter with its maze of bays, narrow channels of slow flowing water and innumerable islands and peninsulas – offering a superb venue for the whole family!

 

Blueways Activity Hub

Head into the blue to discover Enniskillen at the new Blueway activity hub.

The perfect way for friends and family to spend time together this summer in Ireland's only island town. For the summer of 2017 Waterways Ireland, in conjunction with Enniskillen Business Improvement District, Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council has developed an outdoor recreation activity hub as part of the ongoing Enniskillen Blueway developments.

Address: 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7JY | Tel: +44 (0)28 6632 3004 | Email: info@bluewaysireland.org

 

Golf

The Faldo Course
Designed by six time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, his first golf course design in Ireland; The Faldo Course provides superb all year round playing conditions, links like fairways, a spectacular Fermanagh Lakelands setting with stunning views from every vantage point and the Waters of the Lough in play on 11 holes.
A top 100 course (UK & Ireland) the course measures 7,167 yards is a Par 72, the course record of 68 was set by Rory McIlroy (touring professional 2009-2011) and remains unbeaten.


Castle Hume
Situated on the edge of Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands, this championship course is famed for its curvaceous greens, rolling fairways and challenging water hazards. Castle Hume boasts some seven thousand trees and over thirty bunkers.


Enniskillen Golf Course
Established in 1896,  Enniskillen Golf Club is a superb 18 hole parkland course adjacent to Castle coole Estate, a national trust property. Golfers can enjoy outstanding views over Ireland’s only island  town, Enniskillen and surrounding countryside. The par 71 course has mature tree lined fairways along with elevated tees overlooking the surrounding area.

 

Cycling

Fermanagh is part of The National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland - a network of signed cycle ways that are here for everyone to enjoy! The routes vary from traffic-free and family-friendly to ‘challenge’ and long-distance routes.


The Castle Archdale Family Cycle Trail

Developed by the Countryside Access & Activities Network (CAAN) is one not to be missed! Along with cycle trails from Enniskillen Castle to Castle Coole and within the Crom Estate this diverse range of cycle routes will allow you to marvel at one of Ireland’s most important nature conversations, fantastic views over Lough Erne as well as some of the treasures of the National Trust!


The Kingfisher Cycle Trail
Fermanagh & Leitrim are home to the Kingfisher Cycle Trail; This unique mixture of Lakeland’s, canal side tracks, rolling hills, leafy laneways and mountain climbs make the Kingfisher Trail the ideal choice for all levels of Cyclist. The overall figure of 8 encompasses a number of shorter trails which are designed for anything for 1 day to 8 day tours. The Kingfisher Cycle Trail is over 300 miles of public roadway winding through rural countryside, Lakeland’s, Atlantic Coast and Mountain Trail.

Independent travel offers the best opportunity for those who like complete freedom. Using the Kingfisher Map, the Kingfisher Accommodation Guide and the clearly waymarked route, navigation is childsplay.
www.cycletoursireland.com


The North West Cycle Trail
The North West Trail is a 326km circular cycle route through counties Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim, and Sligo in the North West of Ireland. Travelling through a wide variety of scenic landscapes, utilising quiet country roads with some traffic free sections, mostly in urban areas. The route enjoys dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean, with scenic cycling in remote uplands and through rural towns and villages passing through the main towns of Enniskillen, Sligo, Donegal, Lifford, Strabane and Omagh.
www.northwest-trail.com

 

Walking

Belmore Court & Motel’s location in the heart of Enniskillen means it’s perfect for enjoying a romantic stroll around Ireland’s only island town or enjoy one of the many dedicated walking trails nearby. Fermanagh is an ideal venue for walkers.
With its vast array or terrains, mountains, forest and castle walks there will be something so suit all strengths, abilities and interests.

 

Cuilcagh Mountain Boardwalk - Part of the Marble Arch Caves Geopark

The Cuilcagh Way is a waymarked route that stretches for 33km through a breath taking patchwork of habitats in southern Fermanagh. The route can be walked in sections and provides stunning views, fascinating geology, mystifying wildlife, captivating archaeology and natural history: enough to whet anyone’s appetite for adventure. The Cuilcagh Legnagbrocky Trail is a linear route which will appeal to walkers with some experience walking in the hills. The route is quite isolated and showcases the scenic wilderness of Cuilcagh Mountain. The trail meanders along a quiet farmland track before traversing a wooden boardwalk that consists of a steady climb to the mountain face. Here a stepped boardwalk climbs through steep terrain and boulders fields before reaching the summit plateau. 

Tel: 028 6634 8855 | e-mail mac@fermanaghomagh.com | Opening times: 10am - 4.30pm from Apr - Sep |

 

Find out more;

Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre

This award-winning centre is located in the heart of Enniskillen, and is open 7 days a week during the peak holiday season, Easter through September and Monday through Friday in the winter months.

Wellington Road, Enniskillen | Tel: (028) 6632 3110 | Email: tic@fermanagh.gov.uk

 

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An in-depth Recommended Business Guide which uncovers the real gems of Enniskillen and the surrounding area.

 

A Guide to Enniskillen

An online guide for Enniskillen.
 

Fermanagh Online

Fermanagh District Council provides you with information on what is happening in Fermanagh both from a tourist perspective and also from an investment perspective.
 

Fermanagh Lakelands

General tourist information for Fermanagh and the surrounding area. Taxis, Restaurants, pubs etc.