THIS week’s walk of the week is the Florence Court Forest Park: Blue Trail, a National Trust walk in one of the most picturesque spots of County Fermanagh and Northern Ireland alike.


THERE is something for all the family at this warm and welcoming 18th Century estate, the former home of the Earls of Enniskillen.

Florence Court, with National Trust entrance pricing applying for this walk, enjoys a peaceful setting in west Fermanagh against a dramatic backdrop of mountains and forests.

The Blue Trail offers an even gradient walk through the Pleasure Grounds and native Irish woodland with historical estate features along the way, including the Florence Court yew tree and water-powered sawmill.

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, social distancing should be adhered to.

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.

Nearest Town: Enniskillen

Points of Interest: Florence Court yew, house, walled garden, sawmill, ice house

Location: Signposted from the A4 -Enniskillen to Sligo Road

Distance: 2.2 miles

Route Shape: Circular

Route Type: Woodland

Facilities: Car park, picnic areas, toilets (disabled access), stables tea-room, visitor centre, coach house shop, baby changing facilities, children’s play area, guided tours of the house available

Grade of Walk: Easy