Castle Coole – Lake Walk Trail

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

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Castle Coole – Lake Walk Trail

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    County Fermanagh

    Distance 1.4 miles

    OS Map Sheet 18

    Terrain Surfaced Path

    Nearest Town Enniskillen

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H260431

    Route Type Lakeland, Parkland & Grassland

    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.

    Point of Interest

    Castle Coole House

    Getting to the start

    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.

    Public transport

    Translink –


    Car park, tea rooms and toilets

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 4

    • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 10cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 80cm wide for its entire length.
    • The path gradients and cross slopes will be greater than 6°.
    • Obstacles such as steps or stiles are to be expected and surface breaks may be larger 75mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
    • Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.