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Loughmacrory Lough

Walking around the shore of Lough Macrory is a refreshing and relaxing way to unwind. Enjoy the flora and fauna of this beautiful, unspoilt freshwater environment and enjoy the changing views of the lough from around its shoreline. You might be lucky enough to glimpse the electric blue flash of a kingfisher or see the swans and wild geese that visit or the wild duck that hatch and rear their young at the north side of the lough. You're sure to see the indigenous brown trout surface for food.




1.3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 13

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Lakeland, Woodland


Gravel paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Swans or wild-duck on the lough. Natural freshwater lough

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

At the end of the tarred laneway walkers can either walk straight ahead or turn left. The path follows the shoreline of the lough and whichever direction you choose you will arrive back at this starting point.

There are plenty of picnic tables, fishing stands and shelters around the walk.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

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Getting to the Start (by Car)

Take the A505 from Omagh. About 6 miles from Omagh turn right at the sign for Loughmacrory. Drive into the village of Loughmacrory. From the village turn north opposite the Post Office along the Ballybrack Rd. After about 100m there are newly built stone pillars on the right hand side. This is the entrance, follow the tarred laneway to the end. Parking is available in a layby on the left (before the metal gate).

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets


Toilet facilities are provided near the starting point close to the community building.



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Ratings and Comments

Shirlee 27 May, 2016 @ 15:52

It is a very enjoyable walk, lovely scenery, good smooth path, trees named, access to water if you need it. Places to picnic or barbecue or just stop and rest. Not to long a walk, just a nice distance for a dander.

Cosmin 23 April, 2016 @ 19:38

Great walk! Easy and relaxing.

cathal gormley 31 December, 2010 @ 09:23

brilliant local facility -beautiful scenery,excellent .

Colleen 14 October, 2010 @ 22:24

Great walk for all the family.

Raymond Haughey 29 July, 2010 @ 17:01

Nice relaxing circular walk with benches along the route should you need a rest.

Rosemary 10 July, 2010 @ 19:15

Lovely walk. Very relaxing after a stressful day

Caoimhe 17 July, 2009 @ 19:25

Lovely walk. very nice to run it as I do :)

Éimear 30 December, 2008 @ 00:06

amazing views walking around it! Easy to walk, also perfect location for wedding pictures etc

Eilis 27 November, 2008 @ 23:01

i liive about 5 minutes away from it it is a lovely walk to walk...

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