Walking around the shore of Lough Macrory is a refreshing and relaxing way to unwind. Enjoy the flora and fauna of this beautiful, unspoilt freshwater environment and enjoy the changing views of the lough from around its shoreline. You might be lucky enough to glimpse the electric blue flash of a kingfisher or see the swans and wild geese that visit or the wild duck that hatch and rear their young at the north side of the lough. You're sure to see the indigenous brown trout surface for food.
Point of interest:Swans or wild-duck on the lough. Natural freshwater lough
OS map:Sheet 13
Route:At the end of the tarred laneway walkers can either walk straight ahead or turn left. The path follows the shoreline of the lough and whichever direction you choose you will arrive back at this starting point.
There are plenty of picnic tables, fishing stands and shelters around the walk.
Facilities:Toilet facilities are provided near the starting point close to the community building.
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Accessible terrain:The walk is a gravel path which follows the shoreline of the lough. There are a few gentle inclines along the way. Five kissing gates, which are wheelchair and buggy accessible prevent bikes and quads from using the walk.
Accessible signage:There is only one path which follows the shoreline of the lough.
Getting to the start by public transport:Take the A505 from Omagh. About 6 miles from Omagh turn right at the sign for Loughmacrory. Drive into the village of Loughmacrory. From the village turn north opposite the Post Office along the Ballybrack Rd. After about 100m there are newly built stone pillars on the right hand side. This is the entrance, follow the tarred laneway to the end. Parking is available in a layby on the left (before the metal gate).