Quality Walk

Killyfole Lough

Killyfole Lough is a fresh water lough between Lisnaksea and Rosslea in east Fermanagh. There is a rich history in the area with the earliest evidence of settlement being linked to the Crannóg which is located in the centre of the lough. When the water level falls it is still visible today; it is believed this Crannóg was inhabited during medieval times. Formally a drumlin wetland area, Killyfole was flooded and dammed by the Water Service to function as a reservoir in the mid 1960s. When decommissioned, the site was sold to the local Council, who in conjunction with the local community group, developed the site as a local amenity and wildlife sanctuary. A 2.5km loop walk has been developed around the lough, of which almost 1km is suitable for wheelchairs. The route around the lough includes boardwalk sections, allowing you closer glimpses into the lough depths and wildlife. It is a beautiful, peaceful walk taking in open water, reedbeds and small pockets of wet woodland.




1.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 27

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Lakeland, Woodland


flat gravel, boardwalk

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

The Lough, wildlife and views

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

Follow the path around the Lough on concrete paths, gravel tracks and board walk.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

The main entrance is off the B36 road between Lisnaskea and Rosslea.


Dogs are allowed.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3


Car parking - There are two places to park - one at the old waterworks site where there is more space here or on the Lisnaskea-Rosslea road. There is also a bird hide and fishing stands suitable for wheelchair users.
There is a picnic table at the road side car park.



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