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Castle Coole - Lake Walk Trail

Take a pleasant, gentle walk around the tranquil Lough Coole, spotting wildlife and glimpses of the mansion house on the way.

County

Fermanagh

Distance

1.1 miles

OS Map

Sheet 18

Nearest Town

Enniskillen

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Lakeland, Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Surfaced Path

Grid Reference (Start)

H260431

Grid Reference (End)

H260431

Point of Interest

Castle Coole House

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Fermanagh

Route Description

Starting from the visitor car park, take the path on the right past the play-park. This path passes the site of the original Queen Anne house. At the boat house, turn right and follow the path around the lake.

Shortly after the boat house, a gravel path to your left reaches the shore of the Lough. Take a stroll down see if you can spot our resident swans before returning to the path and continuing your walk.

At this point, catch glimpses of views of the house across the lake. Continue on the path, taking a left at the main exit road and another once that reaches the drive. Continue on up the hill to return to the visitor car-park.

* Please note that National Trust entrance pricing applies for this walk.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Castle Coole is located off the A4 road to Belfast 1.5 miles South East of Enniskillen. Parking is located beside the reception and tea room area.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Facilities

Car park, tea rooms and toilets

Publication

25 Walks in Fermanagh - cost £4.95. Explore Northern Ireland 2014 (National Trust) (downloadable on this webpage).

Publication Availability

Contact Fermanagh VIC on 028 6632 3110 or email: fvic@fermanagh.gov.uk

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