DATE: Saturday, 15 March, 2014
PRICE: £10 per person. Pre-registration is essential
This walk provides an opportunity for individuals to come out and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of one of Fermanagh’s finest landscapes. The Spring Walking Festival has two different walk start times available.
Walk 1: Registration: 8.30am – 9.00am. Depart: 9.00am.
Walk 2: Registration: 9.00am – 9.30am. Depart: 9.30am.
Distance: 12/13km Duration: 5-6 hours
Walk Information: The Cuilcagh Mountain walk will depart from the Marble Arch Caves car park at the outlined times. Walkers will be transported to Ballyvelly Gap in County Cavan to the base of Cuilcagh Mountain to begin their ascent to the summit plateau. On the summit plateau (665 metres) there is a large stone cairn where 360° panoramic views of the surrounding countryside can be seen. On a clear day views can encompass counties Tyrone, Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon. If the weather is particularly favourable, Nephin Beg Mountain Range in County Mayo may be seen. Following the ascent to the summit plateau, walkers will then plateau towards Tiltinbane, descending Cuilcagh along the Fermanagh border traversing across rare habitat types including limestone pavement and upland blanket bog. On the return route walkers will traverse blanket bog, which can be wet underfoot, before making their way towards Killykeegan and emerging on the roadway towards the Marble Arch Caves, thus completing the walk.
(Please note the exact Cuilcagh route may be subject to change pending weather conditions and an alternative walk may be utilised in extreme circumstances. This walk should only be undertaken by experienced walkers.)
BOOK YOUR PLACE
Pre-registration is essential with places allocated on a first come, first served basis; please note numbers are limited. The deadline for booking is 12 noon on 12 March 2014.
Chris Elliott, Fermanagh District Council.
Tel: +44 (0)28 6632 5050