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Walking Trails in Fermanagh



Looking for the perfect Walking Trails in Fermanagh? Maybe a gentle wander, an easily accessible trail for all, a family-friendly stroll, or something a little bit more adventurous to explore? Here in the Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark, there are Walking Trails suitable for all; with varying distances and grade levels, you are sure to find a trail to explore that suits your needs.

Walking Trails in Fermanagh have it all, from tranquil lakeside paths, routes that wind through fascinating forests, trails steeped in heritage and geology, and tracks that offer breathtaking views; a meandering Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark is a must. Although The Geopark covers a vast area of land across both west County Fermanagh and west County Cavan, here are some of our favourite trails in the Fermanagh area to tempt you to this beautiful region.

Walking Trails in Fermanagh

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The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail is one of the most popular Walking Trails in Fermanagh & showcases the scenic wilderness of Cuilcagh Mountain. The trail meanders along a farmland track, through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland. Traversing a wooden boardwalk consists of a steady climb to the mountain face. A stepped boardwalk climbs through steep terrain and boulders fields before reaching the viewing platform.

Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail  4 miles – linear

43 Marlbank Road, Enniskillen BT92 1EW


The Legacurragh Valley Trail is a waymarked route that stretches for 20.5 miles through a breathtaking patchwork of habitats in west Fermanagh. The route provides stunning views, fascinating geology, mystifying wildlife, captivating archaeology, and natural history and can be walked in sections. The trail is sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the roads, making for a perfect escape from busy urban life.

Legacurragh Valley Trail

Marlbank Road, Enniskillen BT92 1EW


Ely Lodge Forest is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Ely Lodge Forest is a 250-hectare forest that sweeps up from Lower Lough Erne’s shores, one of Ireland’s largest freshwater lakes. The forest underlain by limestone is important commercially and nationally for its broadleaf woodland and biodiversity.

There is a selection of walks within this forest which offer a delightful introduction to the vicinity and provide stunning landscapes. The views of Lower Lough Erne and the surrounding area are breathtaking. This trail is a great wheelchair-accessible route out of all the Walking Trails in Fermanagh.

Carrickreagh Jetty Trail

Carrickreagh, Shore Road, Enniskillen


Located on the shores of Lower Lough Erne in Old Castle Archdale Forest, the Tom’s Island Trail is situated in a broadleaf and coniferous forest that offers spectacular views across the wide expanse of water. White Island can also be viewed fro the waterside. The forest is home to the ruins of Old Castle Archdale, an impressive fortification built in 1612. This trail is the perfect location for a family visit, where the old meets the new, with the adjoining Castle Archdale Country Park. Here, there are a number of picnic areas, walks, a cycle trail, fishing jetties and a play park to be explored.

Killadeas Road Drumshane BT94 1PY


If you are looking for an adventure a little bit off the beaten track, then the Big Dog Trail in Big Dog Forest is for you. Located in a remote 1,097 hectares of coniferous forest steeped in history and folklore, you will get a real feel of being in total wilderness.
The highlight of this trail is the small climb to the top of Little Dog, where you will be rewarded with astonishing 360° panoramic views of the surrounding landscape dotted with lakes. Along this trail, you will also find a secluded picnic spot which provides the perfect setting for a woodland feast. The trail is set in an area with abundant wildlife, such as Red Deer, Herons, Dragonflies, and the Irish Hare—one of Belmore Court’s favourite Walking Trails in Fermanagh.

Road, Scribbagh, Fermanagh


If you are looking for an alternative hike to Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, then the Magho Cliffs Trail will not disappoint you.
You can start this trail at the top, in Lough Navar Forest or at the bottom car park located on Loughshore Road (toilet facilities here). Making your way up from the bottom car park, you will follow the path up the cliffs, twisting and winding its way through the woodland, with patches of open area providing great glimpses of the cliff escarpment and views below. The jewel of this 300m high cliff trail is the immense views of the surrounding area when you reach the top. Panoramic views offer a bird’s eye view across Lower Lough Erne and far into counties Fermanagh, Sligo, Tyrone, Donegal and as far as the Wild Atlantic Way.

Glennasheever Road, Church Hill, BT93 3BW


This stunning trail is located on a peninsula in Castle Caldwell Forest, surrounded by Lower Lough Erne and has many fascinating features steeped in heritage. Those who take time to explore this trail will come across the old castle remains and the impressive industrial-scale limestone kiln tucked away within the ancient broadleaf forest. These features and the area’s geology are responsible for Belleek Pottery, located in the nearby village of Belleek today. As you meander your way around this trail, you will also come across Rossergole Point, which brings you to dominating views across Lower Lough Erne. Who would have thought Walking Trails in Fermanagh could hold so much heritage?

Boa Island Road, Leggs, BT93 2AH


The Pollinagollum Cave Trail is located in Belmore Forest and lies above a caver’s paradise. It is hard to believe that when you are exploring this route, beneath your feet lies an extensive maze of caves. A viewing platform allows a safe vantage point into the impressive Pollnagollum Cave entrance, fed by a beautifully cascading waterfall toppling over a 12m high limestone cliff, disappearing into the depths of darkness. This cave was featured in the popular TV series for Game of Thrones fans. The trail also encompasses spectacular views over the surrounding area, including Cuilcagh Mountain, Lower Lough MacNean and Brougher Mountain.

Belmore Forest, Boho

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