Carrigan Forest forms part of the West Fermanagh upland forests that stretch from Lough MacNean in the west, to the shores of Lough Erne below the Magho cliffs in Lough Navar.
The Ulster Way passes through this forest and connects with a short way-marked trail to Lough Formal. There is a small car park at the entrance to Big Dog which services both forests.
Occasionally there may be restricted access to parts of the forest due to forest work. Pay attention to safety information on signage.
About this forest
This is mainly a coniferous forest with large open spaces of bog and heath land. Along with Ballintempo, Big Dog, Conagher and Lough Navar forests, they cover an area of over 8,500 hectares which is the largest continuous forest in Northern Ireland.
This forest is included in the UNESCO Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.
How to get there
The car park is next to the Knockmore Road, about eight miles from Derrgonnelly village.