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.
Distance 1.3 miles
OS Map Sheet 13
Terrain Gravel paths
Nearest Town Loughmacrory
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference H573759
Route Type Lakeland, Woodland
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.
Swans or wild-duck on the lough. Natural freshwater lough
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).
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Toilet facilities are provided near the starting point close to the community building.
The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:
– Disabled toilets
- 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 degrees
- 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.