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Lough Navar Forest: Lough Navar Lakes Walk

From the main forest drive there are lots of short walks signed to various points of interest. This includes views over Lower Lough Erne, and on a clear day the Sperrin Mountains and the west coast of Donegal. Lough Navar Forest is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.

County

Fermanagh

Distance

7 miles

OS Map

17

Nearest Town

Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Forest, Woodland

Terrain

Tarmac road

Grid Reference (Start)

H029561

Grid Reference (End)

H029561

Point of Interest

Views, lakes and stunning landscape

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Fermanagh

Route Description

From the car park at Meenameen Lough follow the gravel paths, rough forest tracks and tarmac around the forest clockwise for 7 miles. The road is steep in places.

There are many points of interest within the forest. This includes lakes, viewpoints and places of historical interest. This is a stunning forest with a variety of landscapes and lots of things to see.

Getting to the Start

From Enniskillen take the A46 to Derrygonnelly and then follow the signs for the 'Forest Drive'. On entering Lough Navar Forest Park drive up towards the view point and then continue on round the drive until a sign to Lough Meenanem is reached. Turn down this track and drive to the car park at the end.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Facilities

Car parking & picnic tables throughout the forest.

Publication

None

Publication Availability

N/A

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
Jane 29 May, 2016 @ 18:04

Well marked with easy walking on forest tracks and quiet roads, and we only saw one other walker the whole way round. We started at Lough Glencreawan and got huge views back across to the other side of Lough Erne as we walked up to Lough Meenameen. Saw bog bean in flower, cuckoo flower with orange tip butterflies drinking, primroses, marsh orchids and butterwort. We detoured to the sweat lodge which was well worth the little climb up. Perfectly placed with big views to the south. The 4 loughs, open bog, streams, and freshly green woods made this a special walk - a good leg stretch but not strenuous.

Darren Moan 13 December, 2008 @ 19:16

I followed this walk today - well signposted within the forest (as you would expect). However, the end of the walk leaves you 1 mile from the carpark. Perhaps you coulod update the website to let people know this?

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