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Blessingbourne Woodland Walk

This circular walking trail begins in the farm yard and meanders through a mix of woodland and open farmland before crossing the main drive and reaching Blessingbourne’s beautiful Lough Fadda.

County

Tyrone

Distance

2.5 miles

OS Map

18

Nearest Town

Fivemiletown

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Woodland

Terrain

gravel paths & tarmac

Grid Reference (Start)

H448488

Grid Reference (End)

H448488

Point of Interest

Lough Fadda, Blessingbourne House

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Fully waymarked throughout this circular walking trail begins at the trail head in the farm yard and meanders through a mix of woodland and open farmland before crossing the main drive and reaching Blessingbourne’s beautiful Lough Fadda. Simply follow the purple woodland walk waymarkers from the trail head.

On mostly wide surfaced paths, this gentle trail offers unique opportunities for exploration through parts of Blessingbourne Estate which have been previously out of reach to walkers. Please be aware of mountain bikers using some sections of this trail in the opposite direction.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Less than 1 mile from the town of Fivemiletown, Blessingbourne is easy to find. From Fivemiletown take the B122 to Fintona passing the Church of Ireland on the right. Soon after the church, the road begins to veer left, turn right onto the Aghingowly Rd, passing the Gate Lodge and main entrance to the Estate - this is a private entrance, do not use.

Continue for another 0.3 miles and then take the first right into the Estate up a concrete laneway. The car park is approx 50m on the right.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets

Facilities

car parking, toilets and visitor services building

Publication

N/A

Publication Availability

N/A

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Ratings and Comments

★★★★☆
Derek Polley 5 April, 2014 @ 22:24

Lovely walk in nice surroundings, a mix of woodland, new planting and farm fields, nice and varied and good underfoot, BUT there is a £2 charge to do it. There is a barrier at the entrance and a meter for mountain bikers (£5). Difficult to park, walk and drive off as cars are very obvious and the path goes round the yard and house. Is oitched more at groups who pay for a walk, food and a tour rather than the casual walker.

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