Castle Ashdale Forest, Tom’s Island, Lower Lough Erne

by | 5 Jul 2019 | Fermanagh

June 2016

Another of Lough Erne’s many good places to swim and ideal for families as this one is located in an attractive forest park.

it was lovely and sunny when we were there and the water was both warm and refreshing. We stayed within the jetty area but were out of our depth, so this is not for kids or inexperienced swimmers. Access to the water was via two ladders on the jetty. As we swam we could look down the vast expanse of the lake and it is a gorgeous environment for swimming.

From the car park it’s about a five minute walk along a forest path which looks ok for buggies. There are a couple of picnic tables at the edge of the water and a walking trail runs alongside the lake for the more energetic.


From Enniskillen take the A32 toward Irvinestown and Omagh. After a couple of kilometres you take the A47 signposted for the Airport and Kesh. Travel along this road for a number of kilometres and go past the main entrance for the Castle Ashdale Forest Park. After another kilometre you will come to a junction with a left turn signposted for Aghinver. At this junction you will see a small entrance for the forest. At the end of this road you will come to a car park and from there you take the path directly in front of you to the water’s edge.

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