Discover a tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historic ruins, on the shores of the Upper Lough Erne.

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  • Perfect

    Kevin at 8:40 am
  • County Fermanagh

    Distance 4 miles

    OS Map Sheet 27

    Terrain A variety of off-road paths

    Nearest Town Newtownbutler

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H360762

    Route Type Lakeland, Parkland & Grassland, Woodland

    Route Description

    From the car park, turn left onto the main drive walking past the holiday cottages on the left and the childrens play area on the right. About 200m after the play area, turn left through the gate and follow the path through the parkland towards the Old Castle.

    Continue on along the shoreline towards the boathouse. 100m after the boathouse, turn left across the White Bridge. Continue on with the walled garden on your right, following the path through the woodlands.

    The path comes back in a loop to the White Bridge. After returning over the white bridge, turn left along a road through the woods. The Estate’s Summer House will be on the left.

    Continuing through the woods, you will pass a white bungalow on your right and see the estate’s old sawmill and turf house on the left.

    Continue through the woods, then take the next track on your left. This will bring you to a concrete lane. Turn right on to the lane and continue until you reach a crossroads with the main avenue. Follow signs for the Visitor Centre to return to the car park.


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

    Point of Interest

    Crom Old Castle, boat house, summer house, famous old Yew trees

    Getting to the start

    Crom is accessible by car, bus, bike or ferry located 3 miles west of Newtownbutler, on the Newtownbutler- Crom road.
    Follow signs from Lisnaskea, (7 miles).

    Public transport

    Translink –


    Opening times:

    – 16 March-31 May Daily 10am-6pm
    – 1 June-31 August Daily 10am-7pm
    – 1 Sept-31 Oct Daily 10am-6pm
    – 1 Nov-Mid March – Closed

    Visitor Centre + Tea Rooms Opening Times:
    – 16 March-30 Sept Daily 11am-5pm
    – 5 Oct-27 Oct Open Weekends
    Last Admission 1 hr before closing

    Picnic area, car park, toilets, family activity packs and childrens play area.

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.