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Riverside Walk, Cornagrade, Enniskillen

Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, BT747HL
Riverside Walk

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Starting from the Queen Elizabeth Bridge, follow the riverside path northwards. In springtime this track is bordered by banks of the white-flowered greater stitchwort, stands of pink hairy willowherb and the umbellifer cow parsley. Common and black-headed gulls winter here and they are occasionally joined by Iceland and Mediterranean gulls. Large numbers of mallard and mute swans gather, expecting to be fed at the Round ‘O’ Park. Kingfishers can sometimes be seen skimming past while great crested and little grebes dive for food.

The Back Lough has a wintering flock of tufted duck while in late spring a churring sound from the reed beds announces the return of the sedge warbler, a migrant which has wintered in Africa. 

The Devenish Local Nature Reserve at the western end of Back Lough has wet sedge and rush-rich meadows where common spotted orchids abound and reed buntings can be seen.

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This walk is situated adjacent to the Cornagrade housing estate. It is easily accessed from Enniskillen town centre on the A32 across Johnston Bridge; once you cross this bridge take the first left where the path begins. This is a beautiful linear walk, the footpath which runs along the Lough Shore is 800m/0.5 miles long. Once you reach the playground, you may turn and return back to the town centre or alternatively a further 400m along the path lies a nature reserve.

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