Thank you – The Kingfisher Challenge

We would like to thank all the cyclists who took part in the Kingfisher Challenge on Sunday, 7th September 2014.  The event was very well supported and the weather was amazing to boot!  Please check back soon for photographs and a video taken at the event.

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The Kingfisher Challenge

Kingfisher Challege

The Kingfisher Cycle Trail is a long established part of the Fermanagh Landscape. The fully signed route was the first long distance cycle trail in Ireland. This September 7th the Upper Lough Erne Tourism Development Association (ULETDA) are hosting a new Cycling Event aimed at the leisure cyclist, based on the Southern Loop of the Kingfisher Cycle Trail and takes in parts of Fermanagh, Monaghan and Cavan.

There are 3 routes organized, a 75km route, a 40km route and a guided 3km Children’s route within Crom Estate. The Event will start and finish at the National Trust’s Crom Estate and includes a very unique section of the Kingfisher Cycle Trail which is a trip on the 100 year old cot boat from Derryvore Slipway back to Crom Estate to finish.

The aim of the event is to get people out to enjoy the natural surroundings and help promote the Kingfisher Trail to future visitors who want to experience a cycling holiday in Fermanagh, Monaghan, Cavan and Letrim.  Sustrans no longer produce a physical map of the route, but digital mapping is available on our website.  All proceeds from this event will go towards the production of a new printed map and further development of the website for future trails users which we believe will continue to be a major tourism asset.

 For more information on the event and registration details call 028 6772 3590 or visit the event registration page


New visitor information office opens in Lisnaskea

A new visitor information office has been opened in Lisnaskea.  One of two in the entire County of Fermanagh!  The other one being based in Enniskillen.visitorinfo

Tourism Minister, Arlene Foster attended the official opening of a new Visitor Information Office in Lisnaskea, which has been supported by the Upper Lough Erne Tourism Development Association.

Speaking at the official opening, Arlene Foster said: “The eyes of the world will be on Fermanagh when the Lough Erne Resort hosts the G8 summit. This beautiful county has so much to offer tourists, being home to some of the instant recognisable sites in Northern Ireland, such as the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Belleek Pottery, Devinish Island, the lakes and historic properties like Castle Coole, Florence Court and Crom Castle to name but a few.

“It is important that we give visitors from far and near as much information as possible about what they can see and do while they are in this beautiful part of the world. This new Information Office will be a welcome addition to the great facilities already on offer and I wish everyone involved with it every success for the future.”

For more information please visit their website


G8 Summit, 17 to 18 June 2013

With the G8 summit fast approaching County Fermanagh and the surrounding areas are already seeing disruption to daily lives. There are road closures in the area of the Lough Erne resort which is the venue for the summit. This will affect anyone wishing to cycle the West Fermanagh Link – Ride 3 as there will certainly be road closures and other disruptions caused by local traffic taking alternative routes. These normally quiet, country roads make up the Kingfisher Trail and could potentially become very busy and even dangerous to a cyclist.

Another major concern for cyclists during this period is accommodation. If you are planning to cycle in Fermanagh or the surrounding counties, especially Cavan and Monaghan for the week of the G8 summit, please confirm your booking with your chosen accommodation provider before you travel. Ensure you have somewhere to stay as all types of accommodation are already fully booked due to visitors attracted to the County for the G8.

The following links are local news sources to keep up-to-date with events in Fermanagh.

Route Maps

The route maps are currently hosted on and can be downloaded in different formats to a hand held device. This allows you to follow the route using a “Sat Nav” or a smart phone equipped with a GPS device. If you use the routes and find any errors, please report them to us so that we can fix them by using the Contact Us link on the menu above.

New website

Welcome to the new look website.  Please note the website is still under construction and new content will be added as and when it is collected.  If you have suggestions or comments regarding the site please email us and let us know!


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.