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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.




7 miles

OS Map


Nearest Town

Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen

Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Woodland


Tarmac road

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Views, lakes and stunning landscape

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


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 (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

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


Car parking & picnic tables throughout the forest.



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Ratings and Comments

KittyKat 8 May, 2017 @ 22:05

Good leg stretch is the right term used by another walker. I started at Magho Jetty car park, walked up to the viewpoint (about 30 mins - view from the top entirely worth the climb!!), then the full Lakes route with a very brief stop for lunch.

Saw a beautiful Mama Deer just wandering along the same path as me, some great photos taken. Completely made my day!!

Trail shoes suitable, water sources along the way if you don't mind filling up your water bottle from a stream (take precautions if you do this), well marked, plenty to see and extremely picturesque..

All in all took me 4 hours to get back to the car.

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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