One of a variety of walks along the lough shore passing the deer park enclosure, wildfowl ponds, wildflower meadow and butterfly garden.

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Castle Archdale Yellow Route



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  • Shorter than the description indicates, more like 2.5 miles and the way marking is confusing in places. This doesn’t really matter as there is so much of interest. History, woodland flowers, stunning views of Lough Erne
    Looking froward to returning and trying out a Hyde bike – they looked fun!

    Helen Osborn at 8:20 am
  • County Fermanagh

    Distance 5 miles

    OS Map Sheet 18

    Terrain Relatively flat off road paths

    Nearest Town Lisnarick, Kesh, Irvinestown

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H17386 58888

    Route Type Lakeland, Woodland

    Route Description

    There are various routes available through the Park. These are shown on the attached maps.

    Point of Interest

    Red deer, wildfowl, butterflies, wildflower, WWII remains

    Getting to the start

    Various starting points. Castle Archdale Country Park is situated on the main Enniskillen to Kesh road (B82). It is well signposted and can be found 1 mile on the Enniskillen side of Lisnarick village.

    346 Killadeas Road
    Irvinestown
    Co. Fermanagh
    BT94 1PP

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dog Policy

    Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on leads

    Facilities

    The Country Park is open daily from 9am- 5pm except for the Christmas public holidays 24th, 25th, 28th December and 1st January. The Country Park is open over the Christmas weekend 26th and 27th Dec.

    The Countryside Centre and WWII Exhibition is open 12pm-4pm on Sundays only all year except for the Christmas public holidays 24th, 25th, 28th December and 1st January. (The Countryside Centre will be open on the 27th: 12-4pm as usual).

    Toilets, car and coach parking, tea rooms (seasonal opening), “Castle Archdale at War” Exhibition, and displays of farm machinery, local wildlife and geographical/historical aspects of the park. Seasonal pony trekking, cycle hire and boat trips are also available.

    The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

    – Café (wheelchair accessible)
    – Disabled parking
    – Disabled toilets
    – Hearing loop system
    – Shop (wheelchair accessible)
    – Visitors Centre
    – Wheelchair available

    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 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.