Skip to content

Outdoor activities at Crom

Crom Campsite path to visitor centre
The visitor centre | © Lee John Mann

Discover Crom from the water with a boat trip on Lough Erne, or bike ride along winding forest trails. There is no feeling quite like sailing down the lough, stopping off at an island or two, and seeing the estate from the exceptional vantage point of the water.

Explore Crom from the water

Crom has a selection of boats, canoes and bikes to suit your group size and energy level. What mode of travel will you choose?

Boat Hire

* Please note that we are temporarily unable to offer open boat hires (rowing boats available), apologies for the inconvenience *

If you feel up to the challenge of the oars this is perfect for you. The rowing boat is a great for short trips and our new canoes are a fantastic way to explore the waters of Lough Erne. Both the canoes and rowing boat are recommended for a calm day.

Open Boat:

Half Day (2.5hrs): £50

Full Day (5.5 hrs): £95

Rowing Boat:

Half Day (2.5hrs): £30

Full Day (5.5 hrs): £15 per hour


Half Day (2.5hrs): £30

Full Day (5.5 hrs): £50

Canoes: £30 (refundable deposit required)

Hire information

  • Max five persons per boat

  • Full instruction given at time of hire, including maps of the estate, local points of interest

  • Fuel and buoyancy aids provided

  • Visitor Centre opens 11am – 5pm, hire available during this time

    • Half day hire: 11am – 1.30pm or 2pm – 4.30pm

    • Full day hire: 11am – 4.30pm

  • Advance booking advised during busy season (July and August) or during periods of good weather

Call 028 6773 8118 to book or for further information.

Two row boats sit in the water on a sunny day
Hire a boat and discover Crom from the water | © Lee John Mann

Hire a Bike

Crom estate is perfect for a day out on the bike with paths ranging from an enjoyable, gentle cycle to trails in the forest park for the more adventurous cyclist. Bring your bike to get out on trails, or hire one of ours

Bike Hire rates:

Bike Hire

Crom estate is perfect for a day out on the bike with winding paths and dedicated bike trails for cyclists of all abilities. We have bikes for hire at Crom, with balance bikes for little ones. We have a number of bikes available to hire from the Visitor Centre for half or full day hire. Bike helmets are provided.


2 hours: £7.50

4 hours: £15.00


2 hours: £5.00

4 hours: £7.50

Family cycling

Heading out on the trails with your family is a great way to spend the day. Pack a picnic and stop off on your way and enjoy some views while you rest. The Summer House is a great spot for a quick sheltered cuppa! Please note our bikes are available for adults, and those under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Please remember to bring your childrens bikes with you so you can all enjoy the estate.

Bikes stand against a stone wall on a sunny day
Hire a bike and explore Crom on two wheels | © Lee John Mann

Fishing at Crom

Fermanagh offers some of the best coarse fishing in Northern Ireland, and Crom is one of the most picturesque places to take advantage of it.

Shoreline fishing

Shoreline fishing pegs are available on Upper Lough Erne to fish for bream, roach and perch, while Crom also offers boat fishing for pike on the inland Green Lough.

Relax and enjoy the views

While fishing, anglers can relax in the peace and tranquillity of Crom and enjoy views of two of Crom’s historic estate buildings, the Old Schoolhouse and Derryvore Church.

Permits and boat hire

Before fishing on Lough Erne a permit must be purchased. Three- day or 14-day permits are available from the Crom visitor reception. Fishing pegs are available for hire for £5 per peg per day. At Green Lough (Nalughoge Lough), there is a small rowing boat during the main season that can be hired for £10 per person, with three persons maximum in the boat.

Want to find out more?

For further information on prices or to book a fishing permit, fishing peg, or for boat hire please call the visitor centre on 028 6773 8118.

Contact us


Email if you would like to find out more information.


Call the Visitor Centre to book your equipment or fishing hire.

028 6773 8118
Castle ruins at Crom, Country Fermanagh.

Discover more at Crom

Find out when Crom is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

You might also be interested in

Visitors exploring the rocks in the Owler Tor area of Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire

Outdoor activities 

Searching for a new outdoor activity to try? Discover the best places in our care for outdoor activities, including off-road cycle tracks, walking trails and lakes and coastlines for water sports.

The old Crom castle ruins break up the horizon standing against a clear blue sky

Exploring the estate at Crom 

The parkland at Crom lie beside the Upper Loch Erne, an ancient landscape including the old castle, and with diversity of habitats making it an important conservation site.

A view of Crom Castle on Crom Estate, County Fermanagh

Crom in the Second World War 

Crom was requisitioned by the War Office from November 1940 and become a base for hundreds of US troops. Discover more about the legacy of WW2 at Crom.

Ranger felling trees with chainsaw at Crom Estate, County Fermanagh

Volunteering at Crom 

Take a look at the volunteer opportunities available at Crom and see whether volunteering here could be for you.

Walkers climbing the path to Pen yr Ole Wen, Carneddau and Glyderau, Gwynedd

Top tips for summer walking 

Find out how to make the most of your summer walking adventures with these top tips from our official outdoor partner, Cotswold Outdoor, plus details of our partnership discount.

Kayaking on Lake Windermere on New Years day at Fell Foot, Lake District, Cumbria

Best places to go kayaking and canoeing 

From open seas to meandering rivers and lakes, there are plenty of spots where you can kayak or canoe. Find the top places in our care for water sports.

An aerial view of an adult and baby walking a dog along a path at Baggy Point, Devon

Staying safe at National Trust places 

The special places in National Trust care sometimes come with a few risks for visitors, be it coastline or countryside. Find out how to keep safe throughout your visits.