Index of Walks – Lower Lough Erne
Walks by Lower Lough Erne in downstream sequence:
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Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, Outdoor Pursuits Series 1:25,000
– Lower Lough Erne
| Castle Archdale|
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| Up to 10 km; 2.5 hrs;|
Start: Map Lower Lough Erne H181600 or H173592
On paths, forest tracks and estate roads. Country park. Historic.
| A review of the map of Lower Lough Erne will provide numerous ideas for walks through this country park. The park is a nature wonderland and is ideal for children. Features within the park include a red deer enclosure, wildfowl ponds, nature trail, butterfly garden and wildflower meadow.An excellent map of the park is available from the Information Centre. The Yellow Walk will appeal to boating folk as it passes by the marina and close to many interesting features including the Information Centre, Exhibition Centre, Castle Gardens, Bath House, Bog Garden, Deer Pen, Rare Breeds Collection, Butterfly Garden, and Wildfowl Ponds before returning along the shore to the marina.|
Those interested in a slightly longer walk will enjoy the walk to the Old Castle (H186599). The castle is now in ruins. The route is shown on the Ordnance Survey Outdoor Pursuits map. The optional walk around the peninsula named Tom’s Island is well worth including in the walk.
The Exhibition Centre houses the “Castle Archdale at War” exhibition. This interesting exhibition focuses on the flying-boat station that was located at Castle Archdale during World War II.
For further information, including museum opening times, visit the Environment and Heritage Service’s Castle Archdale Country Park web page.
White Island is located close by. The ruins of an ancient church, including some interesting stone carvings, are to be found on the island. The jetty is at H176599.