There are lots of mapping applications available. However, almost all of these require a data connection in order to function. Unfortunately, accessing a data connection whilst cycling the Kingfisher Trail will be expensive and intermittent due to the trail being cross border and rural in nature. We advise the use of “offline” maps which are downloaded in advance and then can be used at any time on your Kingfisher Trail adventure.

As you are probably aware, we support the Open Street Map (OSM) project. All of the routes are available for free via OSM and we encourage feedback from cyclists to help make the maps better and more accurate.

For more information about OSM and how you can help make it better, please visit the project website



Direct links to routes on OSM

Ride 1 (Northern Loop) –
Ride 2 (Southern Loop) –
Ride 3 –
Ride 4 –
Ride 5 –
Ride 6 –


There have been incidences this summer (2017) of cyclists getting lost on the Southern Loop between Clones and Carrick-on-Shannon, due to inadequacy signage.   On investigation it appears that directional signs on certain sections of the route are missing, hidden by overgrown vegetation and in some cases have been vandalised to point in the wrong direction.

Therefore anyone planning to cycle the route solely by following the signage would be strongly discouraged from doing so.

We have passed on our concerns to the relevant councils and hope that these issues will be resolved quickly.  Thank you for considering the Kingfisher Cycle Trail.