Arney River Canoe Trail – Public Consultation

10th February 2021


Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland has been working with our Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place project partners in the planning of a Canoe Trail on the Arney River in County Fermanagh.

The proposed 27 mile long canoe trail will connect Upper Lough MacNean in Co.Leitrim to Bellaneleck in Co.Fermanagh and provide cross-border opportunities to engage with the natural and built heritage along the route. The canoe trail will comprise a number of access / egress points at new and existing sites.

Outdoor Recreation NI has a strong track record of canoe trail development having launched the Lough Erne Canoe Trail in 2005, which in turn acted as the catalyst to a further eight canoe trails across Northern Ireland. The proposals for the Arney River Canoe Trail are now at a stage were wider input from interested parties is welcomed. The purpose of this consultation is therefore to provide you with the opportunity:

  • To find out more detail on the current proposals for both the overall canoe trail and specifically Cottage Lawn in Belcoo, County Fermanagh
  • To input into the future direction of the project

The consultation will take place on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 @ 8.00PM.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions this consultation will be hosted online.

Attendance at the consultation is open to all, however pre-registration before 12 noon Monday 22nd February 2021 is essential in order to receive the event access link in advance.

Registration is now closed and joining instructions have been issued to the email address to which you registered with. Please check your junk mail.

If you have any questions please email




Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. The partnership project is being delivered by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland (lead), Cleenish Community Association, Killesher Community Development Association and the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark (Fermanagh and Omagh District Council).