🍀[Irish Week 2.0] Where to go in Ireland: Cuilcagh Mountain

Do you remeber my 'Stairway to Heaven' post, a couple of weeks ago? I wrote that Ireland had something similar...well, here it is! 

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This place is Cuilcagh Mountaina mountain right on the border between County Fermanagh (Northern Ireland) and County Cavan (Republic of Ireland). If you're a Pinterest addicted (like me) then you've probably already seen this woodden boardwalk on a few "must do" lists of things interesting to do/see in both countries.

The Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail has been built to protect the soil and vegetation from erosion caused by walkers, its length is of 1.6 km (more or less like the Champs-Élysées in Paris or Via del Corso in Rome) and has 450 steps. The panorama all around it is breath taking, with an amazing view on Lough Atona, a lake based at the foot of the mountain. Usually the trail isn't crowed, so the hikers can relax during the walk. 
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In 2001 the mountain and the surrounding territories were recognized as one of UNESCO first European Geoparks and Global Geopark in 2004. It appears to be a trail that requires a good physical preparation, since it is 665 metres above see level and one of the highest point in both counties.

Have you ever been here or is it now on your travel wish list?

1 comment

  1. What a beautiful place....

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