Correl Glen Nature Reserve

Nature reserves are chosen from among the very best examples of our wildlife, habitats and geology. They contain a wide range of species, communities and geology and their designation is a public recognition by Government of their importance.


Correl Glen Forest Nature Reserve is located in County Fermanagh off the A46 road, from Enniskillen to Belleek. The area can also be reached via the minor B81 Derrygonnelly road. Correl Glen can be found opposite the entrance to Lough Navar Forest Drive, five kilometres North West of Derrygonnelly.

Sights and sounds

There is a short nature trail which starts opposite the Falls Bridge car park and continues through the damp, shady woodland and continues up onto heath to a seat overlooking this area. Visitors will be able to see the striking views down to Carrick Lough and of the neighbouring hills. The woodland panorama is native and varied. Underneath birch, oak, ash and holly trees, the damp conditions are favoured by bilberry, mosses and ferns. Filmy fern grows along the banks of the Sillees River as it runs through Correl Glen.

The woodland extends in three fingers across the reserve. The heathland in between is formed of mosses, heathers and the aromatic bog myrtle. Lichens grow well amongst the heath and indicate that the air is clean, with 131 different varieties having been recorded so far.

There is an interpretation panel available at the entrance and another at the viewpoint, outlining the natural history of the area. 

Correl Glen is home to many different species of butterfly and dragonfly. The Silver-washed Fritillary is the largest butterfly in Ireland and prefers shady clearings.

The holly blue butterfly flies in May whilst speckled wood butterflies are common throughout the summer. Also important to the reserve are the nesting curlews and meadow pipits which nest amongst tussocks or on moss hummocks from mid April to late June and July.

Tel: 02866344803

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