The Cuilcagh Mountain trail is a linear route which will appeal to walkers with some experience walking in the hills. The Cuilcagh Boardwalk is 1.6km in length and is located at the end of a 5.8km limestone gravel track. The route is quite isolated and showcases the scenic wilderness of Cuilcagh Mountain.
The trail meanders along a quiet farmland track before traversing a wooden boardwalk that consists of a steady climb to the mountain face. Here a stepped boardwalk climbs through steep terrain and boulder fields before reaching a summit plateau. This boardwalk was constructed in order to protect the rare and sensitive blanket bog habitat that stretches here as far as the eye can see.
A rough mountain path negotiates the wild summit plateau for a few kilometres before reaching an ancient cairn (the remains of a burial mound dating from the Bronze Age 2,500-500 BC) that stand at 666 meters (2,182 ft) above sea level. On a good day you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the Sligo Mountains, Upper Lough Erne, The Atlantic Ocean as well as counties Cavan, Leitrim and Donegal.
The ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is only 40 minutes from the Hotel.