I have been waiting for May to attend our friends’ wedding for over a year! A chance to travel, a wedding, the start of my summer holidays- I was so ready!
Their wedding was taking place in Northern Ireland, so we booked ourselves into a cottage, hired a rental car and booked our flights. I was quite excited as I’ve never been there before, but we all agreed we will definitely be heading back for another visit!
We arrived at Belfast airport and once we had our hire car, headed straight to our little cottage just north of the town of Enniskillen.
As soon as I knew that we had a day or so’s time to explore Enniskillen, I was straight on Trip Advisor to see what’s in the local area. That’s how I found Cuilcagh Mountain Park.
A short 20 minute drive from Enniskillen itself, we were there in no time and eager to visit. Rob in particular, so he could spend more time with his new love. And by that I mean his new drone. He bought a DJI Spark last week, and it is very clearly his new toy!
We paid the £5 car park fee and headed off towards the boardwalk. Now, don’t make the same mistake as me! I thought the board walk was 5KM of walking. Um… no. It’s 5KM from the car park! hah whoops! Once we realised this about half way up the path, we decided to turn back as we didn’t have hiking boots, backpacks or supplies for a long walk down the board walk.
I found the views from the walk incredibly inspiring. All of that fresh air and quiet except for the bleating of sheep ( and the whirring of the drone as it buzzed about overhead) was exactly what I needed. I love expanses of land with little hills, rocks and plenty of trees to clamber about in. We wandered up the gravel path, stopping to take photos ( especially of the lambs) and just absorb the views.
For those who are really into their hiking, this is the place to come and visit. The views were so beautiful just walking up to the board walk. We’ve made it our mission to return and walk the whole boardwalk!
Another activity on our list that’s linked with the mountain park are the Marble Arch Caves! We didn’t have enough time to go explore them too but they’re definitely on our to do list.