Quality Walk


Discover a tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historic ruins, on the shores of the Upper Lough Erne.




4.2 miles

OS Map

Sheet 27

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Lakeland, Parkland & Grassland, Woodland


A variety of off-road paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Crom Old Castle, boat house, summer house, famous old Yew trees

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

From the car park, turn left onto the main drive walking past the holiday cottages on the left and the childrens play area on the right. About 200m after the play area, turn left through the gate and follow the path through the parkland towards the Old Castle.

Continue on along the shoreline towards the boathouse. 100m after the boathouse, turn left across the White Bridge. Continue on with the walled garden on your right, following the path through the woodlands.

The path comes back in a loop to the White Bridge. After returning over the white bridge, turn left along a road through the woods. The Estate's Summer House will be on the left.

Continuing through the woods, you will pass a white bungalow on your right and see the estate's old sawmill and turf house on the left.

Continue through the woods, then take the next track on your left. This will bring you to a concrete lane. Turn right on to the lane and continue until you reach a crossroads with the main avenue. Follow signs for the Visitor Centre to return to the car park.


* Please note that National Trust entrance pricing applies for this walk. Please see the link below for details *

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Crom is accessible by car, bus, bike or ferry located 3 miles west of Newtownbutler, on the Newtownbutler- Crom road.
Follow signs from Lisnaskea, (7 miles).

Getting to the Start (on Foot)

The Estate is on the NCN Route 91 or you can travel from Derryvore Church by ferry, although you have to book 24 hours in advance.

Crom is next to the Erne Shannon waterway and you can moor on the public jetty by the Visitor Centre.

Crom is also on the Lough Erne Canoe Trail.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible) - (tea room 11.00-17.00, March-Sept)
Shop (wheelchair accessible)
Visitors Centre - (same as tea room)
Disabled toilets
Wheelchair available
Mobility vehicle available


Opening times:

- 16 March-31 May Daily 10am-6pm
- 1 June-31 August Daily 10am-7pm
- 1 Sept-31 Oct Daily 10am-6pm
- 1 Nov-Mid March - Closed

Visitor Centre + Tea Rooms Opening Times:
- 16 March-30 Sept Daily 11am-5pm
- 5 Oct-27 Oct Open Weekends
Last Admission 1 hr before closing

Picnic area, car park, toilets, family activity packs and childrens play area.


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