Walking, Hiking and Swimming in the 
Upper Lough Erne Region

Many of our retreats have walking and/or hiking excursions through local nature reserves, Areas of Special Scientific Interest, mountain parks or woodlands. Please refer to schedule of the retreat in question. Below are photos of places we visit.

Swimming is very pleasant in Lough Erne on sunny or warm periods during May to September. You'll find the lake water is several degrees warmer then the seawater around Ireland. Safety information: (1) Keep close to the shore of the island to avoid boats and cruisers on the lake. Disclaimer: Although we have not yet had an accident, you'll have to be vigilant that you don't become the first. As with any activity out in Mother Nature, you must be cautious at all times**


above: Upper Lough Erne in June (Inis Rath Island)

guests on retreat

above: Ancient Yew tree at Crom estate, 1500 years old

April Walk

above: A walking group at Crom estate pause for a photo

Cuilcagh mountain park

above: beginning of the Cuilcagh Mountain Park walk

cuilcagh fermanagh


Cuilcagh fermanagh cavan

above: Cuilcagh Mountain Park

fermanagh walk

above: Walking path on Inis Rath Island


**We include some extra warning information on swimming. Safety first. Don't dive into the lake from a jetty and then find you're not strong enough to pull yourself out again. Fresh water is full of life (micro-organisms). If you ingest it, there is no guarantee that you will not 'pick up a bug'. Neither Inis Rath residents that swim every year nor retreat guests have ever had a problem in the lake before, but we include this information as a precaution.

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