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Killyfole Lough

Co Fermanagh
Killyfole Lough

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Killyfole Lough is a fresh water lough between Lisnaksea and Rosslea in east Fermanagh. There is a rich history in the area with the earliest evidence of settlement being linked to the Crannóg which is located in the centre of the lough. When the water level falls it is still visible today; it is believed this Crannóg was inhabited during medieval times. Formally a drumlin wetland area, Killyfole was flooded and dammed by the Water Service to function as a reservoir in the mid 1960s. When decommissioned, the site was sold to the local Council, who in conjunction with the local community group, developed the site as a local amenity and wildlife sanctuary. A 2.5km loop walk has been developed around the lough, of which almost 1km is suitable for wheelchairs. The route around the lough includes boardwalk sections, allowing you closer glimpses into the lough depths and wildlife. It is a beautiful, peaceful walk taking in open water, reedbeds and small pockets of wet woodland.

Start Point:
H472313

Finish Point:
H472313

Route:
Follow the path around the Lough on concrete paths, gravel tracks and board walk.

Distance:
1.5 miles

Terrain:
flat gravel, boardwalk

Point of interest:
The Lough, wildlife and views

Facilities:
Car parking - There are two places to park - one at the old waterworks site where there is more space here or on the Lisnaskea-Rosslea road. There is also a bird hide and fishing stands suitable for wheelchair users. There is a picnic table at the road side car park.

Publication:
None

Publication availability:
n/a

Nearest town:
Rosslea

OS map:
Sheet 27

Accessible terrain:
Approx. 1 km of the path is a smooth concrete pathway. This has been designed for wheelchair use.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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