It’s been a while since my last blog post and a lot has been happening! Here is an update on first Mountain I have ever climbed – Cuilcagh Mountain in Fermanagh – earlier this month. Scroll down for the photos.
Cuilcagh Mountain Visit
I have always wanted to climb a mountain to experience breathtaking views and capture some photographs. Earlier this month an opportunity came and I jumped at the chance. In Janurary of this year our radio broadcaster Cool FM posted a photograph on Facebook featuring Cuilcagh Mountain. Before then I had neither heard of, nor knew it even existed. When I seen the photo though I was intrigued and decided to visit.
Cuilcagh Mountain is located on the borders of County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and County Cavan in the Republic. It is close to the Marble Arch Caves outside the town of Enniskillen and forms part of Cuilcagh Park. Reaching a height of 665M, Cuilcagh is the highest point in County Fermanagh and the 165th highest in Ireland.
The unique aspect of this mountain walk is the photogenic wooden steps that lead from the mountain base right up to the top. This wooden walkway was recently upgraded and has since earned the nickname “Stairway to Heaven” due to its popularity with locals and visitors. Before we even get to the mountain base though, there is quite a walk from the car park over hills and through the beautiful Cuilcagh Park bogland. The long walk is well worth the views experienced from on top of Cuilcagh Mountain.
Due to the exceeding popularity of the Cuilcagh Mountain Walk – mostly due to social media – make sure to plan in advance and leave enough time. There are very limited car parking spaces available and increasing crowds.