Cladagh Glen

The Cladagh Glen is a stunning walk providing rewarding views of the breathtaking Cladagh River Gorge. You’ll have the opportunity to bask in the buzz and hum of nature, as well as view some strikingly beautiful waterfalls.

Facilities: car parking, interpretation and the Cladagh Glen Walk.

 

Getting Here

Cladagh Glen

  • Main Car Park
  • Marlbank Road
  • Marlbank
  • Fermanagh
  • Northern Ireland
  • BT92 1EW
  • Main Car Park
  • Marlbank Road
  • Marlbank
  • Fermanagh
  • Northern Ireland
  • BT92 1EW
  • 54.2587914, -7.8149884

Cladagh Glen Walk

  • Distance: 1.6 miles
  • Time: 1 hour round trip
  • Grade: Easy
  • Terrain: Gravel path, boardwalk, steps
  • Route: Linear
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Map: Discover Series OSNI Sheet 26
  • Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control and waste disposed of

Cross the stone stile or pass through the wooden gate and follow the wide stone path into the Cladagh Glen. Go through the next wooden kissing gate. The path follows the Cladagh River taking you to a series of steep wooden steps to the left of the arch after which the caves are named. At the top of the wooden steps (121 in total) is a concrete path, which leads you through two kissing gates to the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre.

Please note: you can also start this walk at the opposite end as shown on the map

Cladagh Glen Walk Map

Learning

Cladagh Glen Information Sheets

Cladagh Glen Information Sheets

Cladagh Glen Student Sheets

Cladagh Glen Student Sheets

Cladagh Glen Teacher Sheets

Cladagh Glen Teacher Sheets

Heritage

The narrow-steep sided gorge of the Cladagh Glen is one of the most picturesque sites within the Geopark, as the Cladagh River re-emerges from its underground journey through the Marble Arch Caves. The woodland is a tiny remnant of the ash woods that once covered much of the island of Ireland, so many of the trees you can see here are direct descendants of those trees that grew here hundreds of years ago. In spring the woodland floor becomes a carpet of wildflowers and herbs including bluebells, wood anemone, primroses and celandines. Pine martens, red squirrels and dippers are commonly seen within the reserve – so this is a must see for any nature enthusiast.

The Marble Arch, from which the Marble Arch Caves takes its name, as well as the Marble Arch Rising and Cascades waterfall are highlights of the woodland walk and illustrate the uniqueness of this magical water-worn limestone landscape.

The Cladagh Glen is Section One of the Cuilcagh Way, a waymarked route that stretches for 20.5 miles through a breath-taking patchwork of habitats in west Fermanagh.

Events or Walking Groups

For safety, conservation and insurance reasons, walk leaders and event organisers are not permitted to organise, advertise, or run an event of any nature in, or along any section of the Cuilcagh Way, where participants exceed 20, without prior written consent from the Marble Arch Caves. Application forms are available from the Marble Arch Caves and should be submitted well in advance of a planned walk or event. Please contact mac@fermanaghomagh.com for more information.

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