Lough Navar Forest – Lough Navar Lakes Walk

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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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  • Nice walk. Parked at old mans head and turned right walking towards meenameen lough. Follow the black arrow the whole way around and with including a 1.5k loop of lough anchork and back to car is 11k. Terrain is mostly stoned road and took us just under 2hours with a few stops on the way. We printed off a map to keep us right as signage wasn’t overly clear. Nice to walk somewhere different and very few others in the forest.

    Christina kelly at 10:57 am
  • I’ve been going to Lough Navar Forest Park for roughly 50 years and this is the first time I actually saw Lough Navar! The terrain on this walk is good and it has some beautiful scenery. I would thoroughly recommend it.
    The only downsides would be the road in to the car park which has a lot of potholes and the way markers would need updated. We took a wrong turn at a junction that was not marked and turned it in to an 8.5 mile walk!!

    Paul Mulligan at 1:45 pm
  • 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

    Route Description

    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.

    Point of Interest

    Views, lakes and stunning landscape

    Getting to the start

    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.

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dog Policy

    Dogs on lead permitted


    Car parking & picnic tables throughout the forest.

    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.