Environment & Nature Trails

Crom Estate

2000 acres of woodland, parkland and wetland make this one of Ireland’s most important nature conservation areas.  Accessible by car or boat. Exhibition and tearoom facilities daily July and August, otherwise at weekends.   Boat hire, angling, nature trails.
Visitor Centre open weekends from 11th March 10am-6pm
Grounds open from 11 March daily10am-6pm.
See calendar of events for individual events taking place at Crom.         
Newtownbutler 
Tel 028 6773 8118/8174
www.ntni.org.uk

Sliabh Beagh

A 25 mile linear walk starting at St Patrick’s Chair and Well in Co. Tyrone and finishing at Donagh in Southeast Fermanagh.  There is an additional 31-mile loop walk throughout the Sliabh Beagh region ranging from 2.5 miles to 12 miles.  The walks vary from quiet country roads, forest paths to upland bogs and take the walker through areas rich in flora and fauna, striking scenery and geological interest.  For details of walking festivals phone, or see Calendar of Events.   
Liskilly, Roslea  
Tel 028 6775 1918
www.sliabhbeagh.org

Marble Arch Geopark

Cuilcagh Mountain and the Marlbank area provides some of the most spectacular scenery in Fermanagh. The area is currently one of only 25 Geoparks around the world.  265 hectare site containing internationally important areas of pristine blanket bog, home to several rare or endangered species of plants and birds.  Also includes areas of damaged bog, currently being restored.  Hill walking available in the park along the Legnabrocky Trail to the summit of Cuilcagh (return journey takes at least 6 hours). 

At 665m, Cuilcagh is the highest point in Fermanagh, and the only true mountain. Its distinctive table-top profile and dramatic cliffs are easily identified across the region and forms the focus of an area rich in geology, archaeology, folklore, flora and fauna.  

Facilities include interpretative exhibition in the visitors centre education service, including guided field studies, exhibition, audio-visual presentation, Geopark corner, café, picnic sites and car parking.   It is advisable to check the weather forecast prior to setting out and also to let someone know where you are going!  Admission free.   For opening times and other details, contact Tel 028 6634 8855
Marlbank, Florencecourt
www.marblearchcaves.net

Macnean Organic Garden

Half acre family organic garden; orchard and vegetable rotation, rockery and borders.   View of Lough Macnean. Mullinshellestragh,  Belcoo  (5 miles from Belcoo on Garrison Road)
Tel 028 66386 938
Open daily 11am-6pm  Adult £2.50, Children £1. Proceeds to Charity

The Organic Centre

A non profit making organisation with 8 acres of open gardens.  Attractions include kitchen garden, a shop selling books, tools and seeds.  An organic café open at weekends during the summer.  Also range of polytunnels with some very unusual edible plants, an orchard and soft fruit area, willow sculptures, a basket willow growing area and a display of composting techniques.  100 short courses offered on organic gardening, craft and environmental themes.
Open 19 March to end September daily from 11am to 4pm. Off peak season by arrangement.  All courses 10am to 5pm.
Rossinver, County Leitrim
Tel 00353 71 98 54338     
www.theorganiccentre.ie  

Florencecourt Forest Park

View of Benaughlin Mountain, forest trails, duck pond, walled garden, nearby National Trust property. (Grounds open all year to walkers)  Restored sawmill and pleasure grounds. (8 miles from Enniskillen on the road to Swanlinbar)

Marble Arch Forest

Near the Marble Arch Caves, nature trails, waterfall, walk along the Claddagh Glen. (entrance off main Florencecourt to Blacklion Road)

Lough Navar Forest Drive

A must for everyone!  Follow the drive to the top for a superb
view of Lough Erne.  Picnic places and forest trails. (4 miles north west of Derrygonnelly on the Glenasheever Road).

Castle Caldwell Forest

4 miles from Belleek at the western end of Lower Lough Erne; nature trails and walks maintained by Forestry Service – remainder of forest private.

Castle Archdale Country Park

On  shores of Lower Lough Erne - Enniskillen/Kesh Road.  Nature trails mixed woodland, parkland and lakeshore of old estate.

Ely Lodge Forest

5 miles from Enniskillen on the main Belleek Road.  Jetty, lakeshore trails, picnic area.  Carrickreagh Viewpoint close by.
www.forestserviceni.gov.uk

Field Studies Council  Derrygonelly Centre

10 miles from Enniskillen and only 15 miles from the Donegal coast, the Centre is one of the first Residential Environmental Education Centres in the county.  Accommodation all en suite.  Courses offered cover a range of environmental interests.  Phone for full details. Tir Navar, Creamery Street, Derrygonnelly 
Tel 028 686 41673  
www.field-studies-council.org