The Southern Loop (Ride 2)

This 135 mile (216 km) loop of the Kingfisher Trail has Carrick-on-Shannon as its major town. Carrick-on-Shannon is located on the main access point to the Shannon-Erne Waterway. This section of the trail is dominated by the Cuilcagh Mountains and the lake-lands of Lough Erne and Lough Melvin. The landscape is dotted in lakes, as the road snakes its path around them. Travellers even have the opportunity of crossing Lough Erne in a cot and viewing the old castle at Crom. The trail then continues to Newtownbutler.

 

Ballyconnell is the major town on the link between the River Shannon and Upper Lough Erne. …..

Be sure to take the time to follow the Clones – Newbliss – Scotshouse (Ride 6) which is a days ride in itself!. In the future Clones will be connected to the National Cycle Network via Tynan in County Armagh.