Big Dog Forest Walk, Fermanagh

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: February 21, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Fermanagh
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance6.14 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude207 m
  • Peak228 m
  • Climb85 m
  • Descent87 m

This is an easy to moderate 1.5 hour (4.5 km) walking route through the Big Dog Forest which is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. The trail is along forest paths and passes Lough Doo, Little Dog Hill and nearby Big Dog Hill. The area is full of interesting geology, mythology and wildlife.  The names of the hills originate from Irish Folklore as they are named after Bran and Skeola (Sceolan), two of the legendary Finn Mac Cool’s favourite wolfhounds.

There are plenty of other routes in this forest too, so find a route that is right for you or your group. Plan your walk by checking the weather and sunrise sunset times on our website and please remember you are only as fast as the slowest member of your group!

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any of the stage start points and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME iPhone and Android App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.