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Conor Coyle

Seven walks around Co Fermanagh to do between Christmas and New Year

It's that period between Christmas and New Year when you're not sure exactly what day of the week it is.

The festive over indulgence has taken its toll and the Christmas specials are still on the go on the telly.

Rather than sitting on the sofa scoffing the remainder of the Christmas sweets tub, one thing that could make you feel a whole lot better is getting out into the fresh air around Co Fermanagh.

While the weather may be cold, there's nothing like getting out and shaking the cobwebs off at one of our local beauty spots.

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Here’s some of the best places to get out and get your Christmas steps in between the big day and New Year.

Cuilcagh Boardwalk

The "Stairway to Heaven" as it has been christened has drawn people from near and far to the county with many hoping to get their Instagram game on point for that epic selfie.

Despite its growing popularity however, a December dander down at Cuilcagh is sure to shake the cobwebs off.

Castle Archdale

Castle Archdale Forest in Co Fermanagh (Justin Kernoghan)

While the walking route at Castle Archdale only measures half a mile, there is plenty to see and do along this scenic dander.

And with it being only outside Enniskillen, it's on the doorstep for so many if you don't want to go too far away around the Christmas period.


Take a pleasant, gentle walk around the tranquil Lough Coole, spotting wildlife and glimpses of the mansion house on the way on the Castle Coole Lake Walk Trail.

The leisurely stroll will only take 30 minutes and is located just outside of Enniskillen town, and is perfect for that Christmas dander.

Florence Court

Surrounded by lush parkland and thick woodland with Benaughlin mountain rising in the background, Florence Court enjoys a majestic countryside setting in West Fermanagh.

There are 10 miles of trails available here, meaning you will have your pick of routes to choose from for your festive walk.

Necarne Castle

Necarne Castle, also known as Castle Irvine, is just south of Irvinestown and makes for a great way to spend a few hours taking in a bit of history.

Works have begun to restore the historic castle, with the land around the castle originally sold to Sir Gerald Lowther around the time of the Plantation.

Crom Estate

A family enjoying a picnic beside Upper Lough Erne at Crom, County Fermanagh. (Chris Lacey/National Trust Images)

The tranquil 2000 acre estate at Crom is the perfect combination of historic views and a leisurely walk for a winter's day.

A wildlife walk gives visitors the opportunity to wander through this important nature reserve with its breath-taking landscape of islands, woodland and historic ruins.

Doon Forest

Lying between Lisnaskea, Brookeborough and Roslea, this 600 hectare forest forms part of a larger connected mass of forests and is a great place to get lost for an hour or two.

A great place to go and get your steps in and let that turkey digest.


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