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Castlecaldwell Forest

This is a 200 hectare mixed broadleaved and coniferous lowland forest, that lies along the shore of Lough Erne close to Belleek village.


There are waymarked walking trails leading away from the car park that take in the Rossinure promontory with its views over Lough Erne and the remains of Castle Caldwell. The castle is not currently accessible for safety reasons.

There is a jetty beside the car park which accommodates visitors cruising on Lough Erne.

To arrange a special event or activity in this forest, you should apply in the first instance to the Recreation Manager, Forest Service NI based at Inishkeen House.

Such activities may include sporting events or educational visits.

There may be restrictions on access to other parts of this forest from time to time to facilitate forest operations. Please adhere to safety signage which will be posted for your safety.

About this forest

The main part of the forest is based on two promontories jutting out onto the lough. This is an important conservation forest with good ancient woodland indicators. Conifers and other non-native species will be gradually removed from Rossmore and Rossinure to revert to native woodland.

This forest which includes a number of small islands is a bird sanctuary and monitored under agreement with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

How to get there

The car park is accessed from the A47 Belleek to Kesh road four miles from Belleek village.

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