THIS week sees the start of a new semi-regular look at some of the local walks that are perfect to take in the beauty of Fermanagh, especially with a lovely summer fast approaching.

With the following information provided courtesy of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, you can stay local, and yet still find plenty of natural gems to walk, see and explore that are practically on your doorstep, no matter where you live in the county.


The Pollnagollum/Coolarkan Cave Walk through Belmore Forest is at the heart of Fermanagh’s Boho cave country.

The walking route is mostly along forest tracks and offers stunning landscapes and views of Belmore Mountain.

The highlight of the walk is Pollnagollum Cave – meaning ‘hole of the doves’ – which was recently used in filming the popular television series, 'Game of Thrones'.

A viewing platform at the caves provides a great vantage point to see the impressive cave entrance, which is fed by a cascading waterfall toppling down a 12-metre limestone cliff to disappear into the depths of darkness. (This is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.)

Nearest Town: Enniskillen

Points of Interest: Pollnagollum Cave, waterfall

Location: Belmore Forest Car Park

Distance: 4.3 miles

Route shape: Circular

Route type: Forest, woodland

Facilities: Information panel and car parking available, nearest amenities Boho

Grade of walk: Easy


The information on this walking route has been provided by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and also features on a series of walking cards which have been developed to promote walking opportunities, trails and routes within the Council district.

Please note that to help reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19, you should stay in your local area.

When visiting this or any similar area, try to avoid busy times, use the designated car parking spaces, and 'Leave No Trace' to ensure we can protect our environment for the enjoyment of all.