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Bluebells along the red trail in spring, Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh
Bluebells at Florence Court | © National Trust / Julie Johnston
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Florence Court Red Trail

This trail takes you through the forest park at Florence Court with a steep climb rewarding you with views of the mountains and lakes of Fermanagh and beyond. Along the way enjoy a riverside walk and the historic landscape around the 18th-century mansion.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Visitor Centre, OSNI grid ref: NV272002

Step 1

Starting from the visitor centre, take the bridge and turn left, taking care when crossing at the admission hut. Follow the trail and bear right, passing the Lady's Well on your right.

Step 2

The trail rejoins the main path here, note this part of the trail is used by horse riders and cyclists. Continue to follow the blue trail signs, passing alongside the Broad Meadow with views of the house.

Two cyclists in the Forestry with Florence Court house in the background
There are over 15km of trails at Florence Court | © National Trust / Paul Canning

Step 3

Here the Red and Blue trails separate. Take a minute to visit the Florence Court yew tree ahead of you before returning and taking the red trail to the left, crossing a wide bridge. Follow the Claddagh River upstream along the Riverside Walk, crossing partway at a small footbridge.

Irish yew tree in the gardens at Florence Court, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland.
Irish yew tree at Florence Court, County Fermanagh | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Step 4

Take a rest here at the top of the Riverside Walk before following the path to the right and heading down the hill. After about 200m take a left turn, facing the steepest climb on the red trail. Take your time on the way up.

Step 5

At the top of the winding climb you'll reach the viewpoint. Continue on the path as it descends, taking care of your step. You can choose to extend your walk onto the Ulster or Cuilcagh way from this point, or turn right and continue to follow the red trail past the Kennel Field.

The Red Trail viewpoint on the route from Florence Court, with views across County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland.
Enjoy views across Fermanagh from the Red Trail viewpoint | © National Trust / Alan Houston

Step 6

Finishing your descent and crossing the Eel House Bridge, you are now back on the main estate. To finish your walk early, continue straight on past the Sawmill to pass the rear of the house. To continue on, take a left after the bridge to walk a partial loop around the Killymanamly path which will bring you to the top of the path to the Walled Garden. Take this path to your left to finish the trail and return to the visitor centre.

End point

Visitor centre, OSNI grid ref: NV272002

Trail map

Florence Court Red Trail map
Florence Court Red Trail map, County Fermanagh | © Crown Copyright (2012), Land and Property Services permit no.120099

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