Full-Day Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail and Stairway to Heaven Hike from Dublin
Travel along the Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail on a shuttle bus. During the 8-hour tour, you and your small group will visit an ancient cairn that stands at 666 metres above sea level. If you are back early, or decide not to do the walk on arrival, there are also numerous options to visit the Marble Arch Caves. Speak with your driver on the day of the tour.
The Stairway to Heaven shuttle bus will depart Dublin at 7am. You'll arrive in marble Arch Caves at approximately 10am.
Start your walk along the Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail at 11am at the latest. The best time of the day is when the mist has cleared. Allow 5 hours max to get back to the bus, which departs Fermanagh at 4pm.
You'll arrive back in Dublin at approx. 7:30pm.
If you are back early, or decide not to do the walk on arrival, there are also numerous options to visit the Marble Arch Caves. Speak with your driver on the day of the tour.
Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail
The Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail is one walk within the long distance Cuilcagh Waymarked Way, a 33km walking route encapsulating Cuilcagh Mountain and its surrounding landscapes and townlands. It's a linear route that will appeal to walkers with some experience walking in the hills. 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 climbs steadily up the mountain face. Here, a stepped boardwalk climbs through steep terrain and fields of boulders, before reaching the summit plateau. 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 stands at 666 metres (2,182 ft.) above sea level. Along the way, enjoy magnificent views of the Cuilcagh mountains and Lough Atona.
More Information about the tour:
- Approx. Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail Walking Distance (to the burial mound): 7.4 km (shorter routes available)
- Time: Allow 5 hours. If you’re very fit, you can do it in 3 hours.
- Terrain: Gravel track, boardwalks & mountain path.
- Grade: Difficult
- Total ascent: 550 metres
Please be aware that:
It is important to choose a route that suits everybody in your group.
Weather conditions on Cuilcagh Mountain can be quick to change and inhospitable all year round, making way finding difficult in poor visibility at any time of the year.
Equip yourself for walking in a mountainous area: waterproof clothing, boots, spare clothing, map, compass, first aid, food, drink, etc.
Carry a map and stay to the way marked trail. Be aware that mobile reception in the area is poor. Make sure your driver has the names and phone numbers of everyone in your group
In an Emergency: call 999 or 101 and ask for Mountain Rescue.