Winter Warmers at Florence Court

A winter view across to Benaughlin mountain in the snow

Here are some of our top tips for warming up this winter at Florence Court:

The Visitor Centre at Florence Court is open weekends during November from 10am - 4pm and is just the place to start a day of exploring on the estate.

  • First step is to grab a tea or coffee to go at the Visitor Centre. Just because our tea-room is closed over the winter doesn't mean you should go without! Pop in to grab the hot drink of your choice whether it be tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
     
  • Put a day aside and head out on the Red Trail. The Red Trail is the longest trail at Florence Court and covers over 9 miles of gardens and forest park, so warming up won't be a problem! The highest point provides fantastic views over Florence Court and the surrounding Fermanagh countryside which will make sure you're also getting a warm feeling of pride.

Enjoy views across Fermanagh from the Red Trail viewpoint
  • Heat up on a cycle around the Blue Trail. The Blue Trail takes in part of the forest park and gardens, passing some important historic sites like the Yew Tree and Ice House. Hire one of our bikes from the Visitor Centre and it won't be long before you're feeling the heat! We also have a 'Trikidoo' available for transporting the youngers around.
     
  • Get cooking some classic winter warming soups and stews. Take inspiration from our fantastic produce at the walled garden and use plenty of seasonal vegetables to create some warming comfort food. Check out the video below for a recipe as National Trust chef Clive Goudercourt shows us how to make a delicious traditional beef stew using walled garden vegetables at Florence Court.