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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  • Living quite close to Navar we are lucky enough to be there regularly. We don’t walk this walk however, we cycle it. It’s very rough but very enjoyable. There’s a lovely picnic spot at the actual Lough Navar now with bike racks (yes, really). You need a mountain bike though. Be aware that if you park at Old Man’s Head and go in an anti-clockwise direction you have to push up a very steep gradient from Lough Achork. Enjoy.

    Keith Livingstone at 2:50 pm
  • 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

    Facilities

    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.