Due to the present icy and snowy conditions the Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail and Lough Navar Scenic Drive remain closed on Saturday 11 March.
At this time of year, weather conditions can change and deteriorate rapidly and that is without factoring in the decreases in temperature when we climb to higher elevations. So if you do decide to venture out and about to explore other areas of the Geopark over the weekend here are a few pointers to think about based on some great guidance from our colleagues at Mountaineering Ireland:
Winter brings shorter days and rapidly changing weather. Plan your day out and always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. Be sure to bring your mobile phone.
Good waterproofs and a layered clothing system are essential
A good boot is essential in winter
Plan your route so you finish with daylight to spare. Winter brings shorter days and be aware if there is an alternative shorter route if needs be.
Wind, rain, low cloud, snow, or ice can all be experienced in winter and sometimes all in the one day. Remember temperatures decrease and wind speed increases as you move uphill. Make sure to check the weather forecast regularly.
Be sure to bring enough Snacks, drinks and warm drinks for the duration of the walk
Please keep an eye on our Socials and our News section of our website for updates.
Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail & Lough Navar Scenic Drive Open – Sunday 22 January
Cuilcagh Poetry Map
This is a cooperation project between Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Cavan County Council.
This element of the project is part funded under Priority 6 (LEADER) of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the European Union. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of County Cavan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), Cavan County Council, Breffni Integrated CLG, Department of Rural and Community Development, the EU and EAFRD in part-funding this project. Funded by the Irish Government Under the Leader Programme 2014-2020.