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Castle Coole Nature Walk
Castle Coole Nature Walk
Castle Coole Nature Walk

A number of looped walks: Lake Walk 1 mile/1.6km

Beech Wood Walk 0.5 miles/0.8km

Gortgonnel Walk 2.5 miles/4km.

All walks with even surface. Steps provide access to some of the walks

On the outskirts of Enniskillen, the National Trust estate at Castle Coole offers mature woodland carpeted with snowdrops, then bluebells, and patches of spring flowers, such as primroses, violets, early purple orchids, wood sorrel and wood anemones. The grasslands along the drives are species rich with numerous grasses, common spotted orchids, and the occasional cowslip, greater butterfly and bird’s nest orchids. Buzzards, and long-eared owls are resident on the estate, while in winter whooper swans and tufted ducks can be seen from the walk around Lough Coole. Spring brings sand martins and house martins, and summer, migrant willow warblers, chiff chaffs and blackcaps. This walk is also rich in dragonflies and butterflies: keep a look-out for the large brown hawker dragonfly, peacock and tortoiseshell butterflies. On summer evenings, bats swoop low feeding on insects along the tracks near the lake.

Car park with separate mobility parking and drop off point

Childrens play area

Front-carrying baby slings for loan. Baby back carriers admitted

Baby changing facilities and accessible toilet

Tallow House tea room and National Trust gift shop open on site.

Opening times

Grounds 10am to 7pm during spring/summer

Price list

For house opening times and prices check website or call to confirm


82 miles from Belfast

30 miles from Omagh

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Activity / Walking & Hiking

Castle Coole Nature Walk

County Fermanagh
BT74 6JY
Phone number
T: (028) 6632 2690
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