Arney Battlefield Trail

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This landscape has been an ancient routeway for thousands of years and was used by traders, adventurers and armies. The Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits was fought here in 1594, and the ruins of 18th century Nixon Hall nestles within a landscaped demesne of rolling drumlins. These looped community trails offer a unique walking experience with panoramic views of the Arney River Valley, Knockninny Hill, Enniskillen, Benaughlin, Belmore and Cuilcagh Mountains.

 

The Arney Battlefield Trail can be easily linked to the Nixon Hall Trail which will extend your walk by a further 3.9km.

Arney Battlefield trail pictured as new path is laid.
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County Fermanagh

Distance 2km

OS Map Sheet 18

Terrain Farm lanes, compacted gravel trail and stone-pitched steps

Nearest Town Arney, Bellanaleck

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference H21471

Route Type Farmland, Woodland, Parkland & Grassland

Route Description

This figure-of-eight trail rises gently above the surrounding countryside before dropping down to the site of the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits. Enjoy the views over the Red Meadow and the fording point on the Arney River in the middle distance. Retrace your steps to continue around the GAA pitch and over the footbridge to complete the loop.

Use the C2C Memory Map to find out more about the rich history and heritage of the trails and the surrounding landscape: Memory Map – Cuilcagh to Cleenish (https://www.c2c.org.uk/C2Cindex.html)

Point of Interest

Arney Hall, Arney Battefield (of the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits)

Getting to the start

The trailhead is located at Cleenish Millennium Hall (Arney Hall) on the Arney Road. Access the trail between the hall and Mullymesker Primary School.

Public transport

Translink Journey Planner – http://bit.ly/1Wwefae

Dog Policy

Dogs must be kept on leads due to cattle grazing in neighbouring fields.

Facilities

Car park