Nixon Hall 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.

Nixon Hall Trail pictured at the top of the trail with views down the winding path.
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County Fermanagh

Distance 3.9km

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 looped trail leads to the ruins of Nixon Hall, where a spur continues to a viewpoint offering views of Laragh Lough and Upper Lough Erne. From Nixon Hall, continue along a farm track to the top of a drumlin to enjoy extensive views to the west. From here a second optional spur leads to the summit of Mullanaman, where local women are said to have watched the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits. From here experience panoramic views of the surrounding countryside before retracing your steps to join the main trail through open farmland to Arney Hall.

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

Nixon Hall, Views of Laragh Lough and Lough Erne, Mullanaman

Getting to the start

The trailhead car park is located at Cleenish Millennium Hall (Arney Hall) on the Arney Road. The entrance to the walk is off the main road beside Arney Chapel opposite the hall.

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