Friday 23 March 2018

Castle Archdale and White Island - way to go

Christopher Somerville

MAP: OS of Northern Ireland 1:50,000 Discoverer 17; downloadable maps/ instructions at

TRAVEL: Rail/bus (integrated website, Ulsterbus 194 (Pettigo-Enniskillen) to Lisnarick (one mile).

Road: Signed off B82/B72 at Lisnarick (postcode BT94 1PP).

WALK DIRECTIONS: Second World War Heritage Trail marked with numbered posts: From Courtyard Centre descend steps to car park; sharp left past 'No Entry' sign on path through trees. Follow 'Woodland Walk' signs to roadway.

Left for 30 yards; right to marina. Left to beacon; left along shore path; bear right at yellow marker, continue on cycle track.

At another yellow marker, right to shore path. Follow it through Skunk Hollow car park.

Follow 'Butterfly Garden' past pond, butterfly garden and deer enclosure.

Dogleg right and left to gate at drive (don't go through!).

Left along path; right to castle gardens.

LENGTH: 2½ miles -- allow one to two hours.

GRADE: Easy.


Second World War exhibition; White Island; Butterfly garden.

REFRESHMENTS: Tearoom, 11am-6pm, July-August daily; September weekends.

GUIDE BOOKS/LEAFLETS: Available at Visitor Centre.


White Island ferry (028 6862 1892): July-August daily, 11am-5pm; September weekends.

  • Castle Archdale Visitor Centre: 028 6862 1588; July-August, 11am-7pm, Tuesday-Sunday.
  • uk/ places_to_visit_home/parks.
  • More details on, discovernorthern and discover

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