Discover The Geopark


The extensive nature of the Geopark means that one of the best ways to appreciate the huge amount of natural and cultural heritage on offer is to follow one of the itineraries suggested here.  With routes ranging in time and distance throughout the Geopark, there should be something for everyone.

To find our more about the places mentioned in these itineraries please visit the Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism and Cavan Tourism websites.

Showing 8 Itineraries

Slieve Rushen with its distinctive wind turbines is one of the most important landscape features of the Geopark due to its economic significance. The mountain is made up of horizontal layers of sandstone and limestone that were deposited over 300 million years ago, whilst on top of this there are deposits of drift – sand […]

The Marlbank is an area on the northern, lower slopes of Cuilcagh Mountain that offers some of the most picturesque and evocative landscapes in the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Marl is a word often used by geologists for the type of dark-coloured limestone, which has given rise to this spectacular countryside. Distance: 10km/6miles Time: […]

Lower Lough Erne is the largest of the lakes within the Geopark and its shores offer a profusion of natural and cultural heritage sites to visit ranging from early Christian settlements, Plantation castles, nature reserves and forests. This exceptionally beautiful route takes you round Lower Lough Erne in its entirety, taking in many of the […]

Lough Navar Forest is undoubtedly one of the jewels in the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.  Located approximately 5km outside the village of Derrygonnelly, this is a spectacular forest extending across 2,600 hectares of bog, heath, open water, native woodland and coniferous forest.  The forest is rich in natural and historical antiquities and is owned […]

The Fermanagh Uplands route takes in some of the most breathtaking viewpoints in Ireland. Travelling past hidden caves and secret waterfalls, this journey helps to uncover some of finest hidden gems that the Geopark has to offer. Distance: 75km/47miles Time: Approx 4 hours by car Click Fermanagh Uplands to download a map of this route. 1. Belcoo […]

This tranquil journey around the drumlin landscapes of Cavan starts at Turbet Island in the small town of Belturbet in County Cavan. The route continues through peaceful, rolling countryside containing some of the finest glacial landscapes in Ireland and some exceptional historical sites dating back to early Christian times. Distance: 60km /37.3miles Time: approx 4 […]

The Cuilcagh Mountain route takes you all the way round the majestic Cuilcagh Mountains at the heart of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. This breathtaking journey takes in some of the most stunning landscape and heritage that the Geopark has to offer.  The itinerary starts at the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre but the […]

The Burren Forest is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological sites in north west Ireland, with over 100 different archaeological and historical features in a relatively small area. Due to its small size the forest is ideal to explore on foot and many of the places to visit are clearly signposted.  There is a […]