Discover a tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historic ruins, on the shores of the Upper Lough Erne.
Point of interest:Crom Old Castle, boat house, summer house, famous old Yew trees
OS map:Sheet 27
Terrain:A variety of off-road paths
Route: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 *
- 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.
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Accessible terrain:Unsurfaced off-road paths
Publication:Explore Northern Ireland by National Trust
Publication availability:Available to download on this webpage.
Getting to the start by public transport:You can reach the Estate on the Ulsterbus 95 Enniskillen to Clones route with connections from Belfast, alighting at Newtownbutler.
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.