Lough Navar Forest – Lough Navar Lakes Walk

(One review) on “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.

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  • 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.

    KittyKat at 11:48 am
  • County Fermanagh

    Distance 7 miles

    OS Map 17

    Terrain Tarmac road

    Nearest Town Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H029561

    Route Type Forest, Woodland

    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.

    Views, lakes and stunning landscape

    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.

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Car parking & picnic tables throughout the forest.

    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.